Do you have a problem with condensation in your home? You may have noticed that condensation collects on one or more of your windows. This may or may not be a problem, depending on the quality of your window insulation and ventilation.

If you see condensation on the outside of a window, sit back and relax. Your windows are preventing heat transfer when the affected panes are slightly cooler than the outside air. Your home is likely well insulated if you only see condensation on the exterior of your windows.

If, on the other hand, you spot condensation occurring on the inside, it is time to check for gaps around the window and frame. If there are any drafts, the windows are not adequately sealed and there are gaps letting air in.

Internal Condensation on Windows

Inside condensation can be the result of steam, above-average interior humidity, poor ventilation or poorly insulated windows. Above-average humidity may be the result of a ventilation problem, where water is unable to escape and ends up collecting around the windows in your home. This may lead to mold and mildew, which can trigger undiagnosed allergies. Moisture can also destroy your walls, furniture and window frames if left untreated.

If the problem is not related to ventilation or doesn’t affect all windows, there may be a draft issue. If the impacted windows and frames are in otherwise good condition, resealing may resolve the problem. In many cases, the best solution is to have damaged windows replaced.

New windows can help prevent condensation and offer energy savings of up to 25 percent. Older homes, especially, benefit from new window installation to lock out drafts and reduce the risk of damage to structures, furniture, and furnishings from too much moisture in the air.

If you have condensation problems in your Twin Cities home due to window drafts, consult with the window replacement experts at Signature Home Services today.