When condensation appears on the glass of the windows, it could be a cause for concern. While it’s true that condensation can be a sign that your window is failing, however, this isn’t always the case.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY discusses common causes of window condensation.
Condensation and Moisture
Condensation is the result of too much moisture in the air. Depending on the current weather, this will manifest as either water, frost or a thin layer of ice on the surface of the window glass. As your local window contractor, we urge homeowners to keep the weather in mind when your new windows start showing signs of condensation. More often than not, Mother Nature is the culprit.
Sharp temperature changes can also cause condensation. This is a common occurrence during the interim seasons, such as fall. Window condensation may also occur when the temperature suddenly dips. Keep in mind that this is only temporary as the moisture on the glass will eventually disappear as the house ventilates naturally.
Poor Indoor Ventilation
Speaking of ventilation, poor indoor ventilation is the source of the more permanent condensation problems that many homeowners encounter. This usually happens due to insufficient attic ventilation, which causes moisture to remain trapped in your home.
Trapped moisture is especially dangerous as it can cause humidity problems that can actually affect the performance of the windows. Excessive humidity, as a result of poor ventilation, can also cause higher levels of condensation on all of your home’s glass surfaces, not just the windows.
As your local window company, Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY installs high-quality windows that can stand the test of time. We’ll also help you keep your windows in good condition. Give us a call at (866) 479-1700 for more information on our products and services.