We’ve all experienced it – condensation that forms on the inside of your home’s windows in the morning. It eventually dries up and doesn’t seem to be causing any issues, but the reality is that this type of moisture buildup – if left unchecked – can lead to mold, mildew, and wood rot. Therefore, it’s a good idea to take steps that can reduce this occurrence.
What Causes Condensation on Windows?
If you are regularly waking up to condensation on your home’s windows, it’s a sign that the moisture and humidity levels in your home are high. However, it could also signal that it’s time to replace your old single-pane windows and outdated frames with newer windows with multi-pane glass and frames that are engineered to provide better thermal efficiency.
What Steps Can Be Taken to Prevent Condensation?
There are many tricks that you can try to help reduce the moisture levels inside your home. One of the most obvious is to always use ventilation fans in the bathrooms and kitchen and to keep doors closed when taking a bath or showering. Other options are to use lids when cooking or boiling water, making sure that your clothes dryer is properly venting air outside, and seal any cracks in your window frames. You also may want to apply weather stripping to the joints and frames of your windows.
Upgrading Your Home’s Windows
If you would prefer to put an end to your condensation problems once and for all, high-performance replacement windows from NEWPRO will do the trick. We’ve been serving New England homeowners since 1945 and offer three different levels of windows to ensure that there’s something for every budget. Our windows feature double- or triple-pane glass, argon gas fills, Low E coatings, welded frames and sashes, and other energy-efficient features designed to reduce heat transfer and eliminate condensation buildup.
Contact NEWPRO today if you would like to learn more about the stylish and efficient replacement windows we offer to New England homeowners.