Should you be worried about window condensation? Yes—condensation on window frames can cause the paint on them to peel and, in the long run, cause rot or mold to form.
How can you prevent condensation from forming on your windows?
Open a window or switch on the exhaust fans – Window condensation is usually a sign there’s too much moisture building up in your home. To reduce indoor humidity levels, open a window or switch on the exhaust fans. Running a dehumidifier can also help.
Make sure your roof or attic has adequate ventilation – It’s also important to make sure there are enough air vents in your roof and attic. Otherwise, humid air won’t be able to exit your home, increasing indoor humidity levels. Keep in mind roof and attic ventilation isn’t as straightforward as they seem. For humid air to flow out and cool air to enter your home, airflow needs to be balanced, which is why it’s best to let a roofing contractor handle the roof or attic inspections.
Condensation Inside Window Panes
What if there’s condensation inside the window panes? It’s usually a sign you need a picture window replacement. The space between the glass panes of an energy-efficient window is filled with argon, a colorless, odorless, and non-toxic gas that helps prevent heat transfer. However, if the sealing on your window is damaged, argon will leak out and moisture will begin to fill that space, fogging up the insides of your window glass.
Here’s a window-shopping tip: look for the ENERGY STAR® label. Only windows that have met the EPA’s stringent performance standards are certified by ENERGY STAR.
Hinkle Roofing is one of the most experienced local roofing companies in the Birmingham area, having served local residents since 1908. We offer a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof and window installation services. To request a free estimate, call us at (205) 324-8545 or fill out this form.