The sweat-like droplets of water in your windows are condensation. They usually appear when it’s hot. It’s frustrating and can also be damaging if neglected.
Window condensation in the summer happens when the low-emissivity (Low-E) coating of your window traps the heat outside then cools off at night. The energy-efficient windows are tightly sealed so that the heat or cold cannot pass through the glass. This keeps the temperature of the exterior and interior sides of the window different. The interior side is still warm from the day while the interior side cools down at night.
Do not ignore condensation in your windows. Too much condensation can damage your window’s seal. It can compromise your window’s integrity. You should always check your window’s condition. If the damage is irreparable, hire a professional windows contractor for new replacement windows.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to avoid condensation-damaged windows. You need to cut down the level of humidity inside your home. Reducing the moisture in the air prevents condensation. You can use a portable dehumidifier or install a home dehumidifier. Proper air circulation inside your home prevents humid buildup. Practice opening the doors and windows if you can to help your home’s ventilation. When cooking, it helps to cover pots and pans to reduce excess humidity. Your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans also help with the air circulation, preventing the humid from cooking and bathing to stay inside.
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