Will Replacement Windows Stop Condensation?
Condensation can do a lot more harm than ruining your view; it can also seriously damage your windows and the surrounding structures. Depending on the type of condensation you’re dealing with, replacing your windows could solve the problem.
Condensation on the outside of your windows is nothing more than dew that has collected on the glass. This happens when the window’s surface is colder than the dew point, and the dew will evaporate as it gets warmer outside. Exterior condensation is a natural occurrence and replacing your windows is unlikely to prevent it.
If there’s condensation on the inside of your windows, there is likely excess moisture in the air inside your home. This happens most commonly in the winter months when the surface of your windows is colder than the air inside your home. Replacing the window is unlikely to solve this issue. However, there are other remedies you can try, including:
- Turning on a fan or two to help circulate the air
- Avoiding using a humidifier
- Opening your windows to let moist air escape
- Moving plants – which release moisture into the air – away from windows
Condensation Between the Panes
If it looks like there is condensation on your windows but you can’t wipe it away, the moisture is likely trapped in between the panes. This type of window condensation typically points to seal failure. You may be able to solve the problem by replacing the panes, but you will likely need a full window replacement.
Contact a Window Expert
If you’re concerned about window condensation, contact Harley Exteriors. We are a family-owned window company that has been in business since 2002. Our expert team is highly skilled and will be happy to inspect your windows and make recommendations for a replacement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve homeowners in Kingston and throughout all of Western Washington.