On a cold winter day, have you ever observed water droplets on your window glass? This pattern formed by liquid is called condensation. Simply, it is the process where water vapor becomes liquid. In terms of your home, condensation is due to the temperature difference between the interior and exterior of the building as well as the humidity inside the premises. Condensation happens when warm humid air touches a cold object. It can appear on the multiple panes of glass of your sliding French doors and windows of your living room, bathroom, kitchen and bedrooms.
Does Condensation Mean I Have Bad Windows?
Seeing droplets of water on your windows does not equate to having bad windows. As a matter of fact, condensation happens with even the best performing windows and can indicate that your windows have good tight seals. Windows and patio doors that reduce air leakage, weatherstripping, modern insulation, vapor barriers and new construction techniques are only a few ways to block moisture, reduce the chances of condensation formation and make your home energy-efficient.
What Causes Moisture on the Outside of My Windows?
Dew that forms and clings to the blades of grass in the early morning or late evening is similar to condensation on your window glass. It frequently happens during the seasons of spring and fall when warmer days are followed by cooler nights. There is no need to worry whether the sealant around your windows is damaged because it is often a good sign of energy-efficient windows.
How Can I Reduce the Amount of Humidity in My Home?
Most of the time, simple measures can be taken to combat excessive indoor humidity. First and foremost, ventilate. Vent all gas appliances, clothes dryers and exhaust fans to the outside. If exhaust fans or a ventilation system is not available, you can open a window for a short period to dry out the air. Furthermore, it is most important to ventilate areas that create moisture like your attic and crawl space. Prevention is better than cure so it is important to keep condensation from ever occurring in the first place. So, the next time you spot water droplets on the window glass of your fiberglass entry door, don’t worry just yet. Your window seals are working just fine.
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