There may not be autumn leaves falling, but Floridians do enjoy a few seasonal changes. Temperature fluctuations, however small they are, can have an affect on your windows and doors by producing moisture, otherwise known as condensation.
Other than creating a visible blur, condensation build-up can eventually result in more severe damage, including mold and rot to your wall and frame, if not properly addressed.
With the potential for such damage, it’s important to know what you can do to reduce or prevent window condensation.
Can You Stop Condensation on Windows and Doors?
In short, yes, there are several tips and tricks you can implement to make moisture build-up manageable and nearly invisible.
However, before diving into tactics that can stop condensation on your windows, it’s important to understand what types of condensation are manageable and what types are warning signs that something is wrong with your window, including:
1. Exterior Condensation on Windows & Doors
Exterior condensation on windows and doors is commonly referred to as dew, which is a result of your window being cooler than the ambient dew point. If you notice dew forming, you can take a deep breath of relief because this is normal--your window or door is not malfunctioning and the condensation can be managed.
2. Condensation Between Glass Panes
Condensation between the glass panes is NOT normal. It’s the result of a broken seal between the glass panes or a saturated desiccant inside the window or door. Unfortunately, if your window or door has condensation between glass panes, it is faulty and should be replaced.
3. Interior Condensation on Windows & Doors
Interior condensation on windows and doors is the most common of the three types of moisture build-up. It is a result of excessive moisture in your home, which is common when upgrading to energy efficient windows and doors... plus, it’s also an easy fix.
Preventing Condensation on Windows & Doors
If you’re noticing interior window and door condensation, watch the video below to learn a few ways that you can reduce it in your home. Keep scrolling to see our top three simple solutions for reducing interior window and door condensation.
Tip #1 Eliminate Moisture
Eliminating moisture in your home is a very simple solution to reducing and preventing condensation on the interior glass pane. Consider purchasing a moisture eliminator such as DampRid.
Tip #2 Increase Circulation
Remind yourself to flip on the bathroom and kitchen fans to circulate the air when you’re showering or cooking. Just be sure that the vent fans are ducted to the outside of your home to properly expel the moisture and reduce the steam accumulated in the air.
Tip #3 Better Ventilate Your Home
Windows and doors are meant to provide your home with proper ventilation and are designed to be opened every now and then to circulate the air and moisture throughout the day and minimize any moisture imbalance in your home.
To better understand and learn more simple solutions to prevent and reduce window and door condensation, click the button below to download the guide!