Condensation is a frequent occurrence on windows in the summer. As your air conditioner works to cool down your interior, beads of “sweat” can form on the surface of your windows.
Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, one of the area’s most reputable window contractors, shares more information about this occurrence below.
Why Windows “Sweat”
Condensation typically occurs when the surface of the window is colder than the “dew point” temperature of the air in contact with the window. This can occur when the air from the outside is warm and humid, while the temperature inside your home is cooler.
A little amount of moisture on your window is generally not a cause for concern. Keep in mind that your windows are designed to endure a certain amount of exposure to water and rain, so a little condensation shouldn’t do any harm.
Tips on Reducing Indoor Humidity
While there is no urgent need for window replacement when you see your windows sweating, it’s still best to reduce condensation when possible so you can avoid potential moisture damage issues like mold and rot. Here are a few tips to help you out:
Make sure your appliances and exhaust fans are able to vent outside.
Turn on the exhaust fan in your kitchen whenever you are cooking and in your bathroom until the mirror clears.
Ensure that your attic and crawl spaces are well ventilated. You can use a vapor barrier to cover the earth in your crawl space.
Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod is one of the most trusted window companies in the area. We provide high-quality windows and services that meet the needs of local homeowners. Call us at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Cape Cod, MA.