How to Prevent Mold on Windows in Winter
Are you used to the sight of condensation forming on your windows when the temperatures drop outside? If so, then you also might be dealing with a mold problem, as mold is caused by the prolonged presence of moisture. There are a number of ways to combat mold growth on your windows. It helps to start with an understanding of why this common problem occurs.
What Causes Window Condensation?
Condensation forms on a window when the glass is significantly cooler than the air around it. During the winter months when your home is being kept warm inside, condensation will form on your window panes if they are poorly insulated or allowing air drafts. In the case of multi-pane windows, condensation can sometimes form between glass panes if a seal has failed. Either way, this is a sign that your windows aren’t performing as they’re supposed to.
Treating Wet Windows
If you’re looking for a short-term solution you can take steps like lowering the humidity in your home, wiping the windows frequently with an antimicrobial cleaner, and running a small fan in the area to control moisture. You should also try to keep curtains and blinds pulled back to allow air circulation around the window.
The Long-Term Solution
Of course, the best way to prevent condensation from forming on your windows is to replace them with NEWPRO MAX Series windows that are engineered to ensure condensation will no longer be a concern. Our windows come with a long list of features designed to insulate your home against the elements during the coldest of winter months.
Contact NEWPRO today if you’d like to schedule a no-obligation consultation at your New England home.