Most people think that window condensation occurs only in winter. In fact, windows can sweat during summer too.
Is this normal? Or does it mean something is wrong with your windows? Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, your trusted local window contractor, explains the key difference between condensation in summer and winter, along with some tips to help minimize this common occurrence.
Condensation: A Seasonal Concern
Window condensation occurs when warm, humid air comes in contact with a cold surface. As this concerns hot and cool elements, condensation can indeed appear in both summer and winter seasons.
The primary difference is that windows sweat on the outside during summer, so you don’t have to worry about water damage inside your home. Window condensation occurs internally during winter, however, and can be destructive. The moisture can lead to mold and mildew issues, among other problems.
Best Practices on Minimizing Condensation
You can eliminate the presence of condensation on the inside of your replacement windows by focusing on ventilation. Using fans, installing a quality dehumidifier, and circulating air within your rooms are some of the best ways to do this.
Investing in windows that use warm-edge technologies can lower the chances of sweating. In addition, choosing an insulated unit with innovative gas fills, like Renewal by Andersen windows, can give you better insulation value, reducing convection between the panels.
Installing new windows is a unique opportunity to minimize condensation, improve energy efficiency and enhance curb appeal all at once. Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, the top window company in the area, offers products that deliver on all three fronts. Our windows are built with an exclusive composite frame material called Fibrex®, high-performance energy glass and gas fills to keep them working great all year round.
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