Things to Know About Window Condensation

Things to Know About Window Condensation

April 18, 2017

Condensation is generally regarded as a bad sign when they form on window glass. As your leading provider of replacement windows and patio doors, Renewal by Andersen® can help you understand this issue. Here’s what you need to know about condensation and what you can do about it.

Window Condensation

What Causes Window Condensation?

Condensation is formed when indoor humidity comes in contact with cold surfaces, like uninsulated window glass. It’s important to note that condensation itself isn’t the real problem but rather symptomatic of humidity issues.

Nearly every daily activity can contribute to indoor humidity, whether cooking in the kitchen, taking hot showers, or even just using a wet mop to clean the floor. Running a dehumidifier or keeping a double hung window open for a few minutes typically solves the problem. However, there are instances where windows persistently form condensation, and it poses an additional problem. If condensation forms on your windows, it’s likely that it will form in your walls, which could lead to peeling paint, mildew growth, and rot.

How Do You Prevent Persistent Window Condensation?

Persistent condensation is indicative of window leaks and will require replacement if the unit is too far for repairs. When choosing replacement windows, upgrading to dual-glazed windows improves indoor insulation and greatly reduces the chances of condensation. Look for features such as insulated spacers, which keep the glazing evenly spaced without being thermally conductive. You should also look for insulated gas fills that enhance the insulation provided by multi-glazed glass.

This makes Renewal by Andersen replacement windows the perfect replacement windows for addressing condensation problems. Our units use low-conductivity stainless steel spacers that are tested to resist heat and complement the insulative properties of our Fibrex® material frames.

Our dual-glazed High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options, on the other hand, are optimized for maximum insulation. They have an optional argon gas blend for enhanced insulation. Combined with our superior installation process and transferable limited warranties, you will be enjoying condensation-free windows for a long time.

Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee can help you deal with your condensation problems with our windows, including picture windows. Our products also ensure energy savings, indoor comfort, and curb appeal for years. We serve Waukesha and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (877) 977-3639 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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