Now that temperatures are dropping in Marietta and North Metro Atlanta, I am sure that some of you are noticing your windows are foggy. What does foggy windows mean? Window Replacements of Georgia wants to give you some guidelines when you are in this situation. Let’s revisit an older post of ours where we explain condensation on windows and faulty window seals.
Window Replacements of Georgia wants to educate you on the causes of window condensation, what you can do to decrease this issue, when you should be concerned and when it is time to replace your windows.
Q: So what causes condensation on windows?
A: Condensation on the inside of the window is caused from a combination of excess warm humidity in house and cooler drier air on the outside. This is when you see beads of water on the window pane. This is different then condensation in between the glass which cannot be fixed, except through a replacement window.
Q: What can I do to decrease and control household humidity which will in turn reduce condensation on my windows?
A: The first steps you want to take is controlling the level of your household humidity
1. You can turn off all household humidifiers
2. Ventilate by opening windows to kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms regularly
for a few minutes each day; If there is no opertating window, consider installing a
operable window in order to ventilate the room properly
3. Run exhaust fans longer and more often
4. Open the fireplace damper
5. Be sure attic and basement crawl space louvers are large enough and that they
6. Install windows that are double glazed
7. Turn ceiling fans on to dissipate the condensation on windows
Q: How do I know if I have faulty window seal?
If you have condensation inside your double pane glass windows, that is the key sign that the seal that holds glass together has failed and your window must be replaced.
If you have questions or concerns about your condensation on the windows in your home, give us a call today for a FREE estimate on replacing your windows. 404-844-0999