Among the most common issues your windows encounter during winter is condensation. Fog and frost on windows and doors are usually caused by excess humidity levels at home, but a shoddy or even DIY install can also cause condensation because the window isn’t completely sealed. This means drafts and leaks are compromising its performance which lead to more condensation than usual.
To understand how you can deal and prevent this from happening to your fiberglass window, our specialists at Skyline Windows of Richmond explain what you need to know:
How Condensation Affects Your Windows
A warm winter day often creates condensation on the windows due to the temperature discrepancy. You might assume that condensation and humidity on a window means you have a well-heated home, but this is far from the truth. If condensation forms frequently on your windows during winter, then it’s a sign that cold air is actually being transferred into your home while the hot air is being transferred out.
Dealing With Too Much Condensation
Humidity actually plays a crucial role in your home; having too much and it will feel like you’re in a sauna while having too little will be uncomfortable and you’ll experience cracked lips and dry skin. As such, it’s important to have ideal humidity levels to prevent costly problems such as mold and mildew growth, peeling paint, and even rot forming in wood window frames.
You need to manage your home’s indoor humidity levels, especially during the winter months. This means making sure your windows are well-insulated and you have enough ventilation in your attic. If you have wood windows, make sure they’re installed with energy-efficient glass to keep them from rotting prematurely while also lowering your monthly energy bill.
If you’re looking to get a composite window replacement, hire only the best window company in the area. Call Skyline Windows of Richmond at (804) 270-4008 or fill out our convenient online request form to get started. Talk to us today!