How to Prevent Condensation on Windows

How to Prevent Condensation on Windows

How to Prevent Condensation on Windows

Condensation on windows can be a frustrating problem for homeowners, especially during the colder months. It occurs when warm, moist indoor air comes into contact with a cooler surface, such as a window. Water droplets can form on the glass, which can damage the window frames and even promote the growth of mould and mildew. 

If your windows have succumbed to high levels of condensation that won’t clear, then it may be time for a replacement! At Custom Glaze, we specialise not only in window repair but also in fitting and installing top-quality ‘A+’ energy-rated windows throughout the Milton Keynes area and the surrounding area. Get a free quote via our online quoting engine, or discover some tips below on how to keep your new windows free from condensation. 

Ways To Prevent Condensation

  • – Control indoor humidity with strong ventilation
  • – Use dehumidifiers to reduce water vapour
  • – Increase air circulation throughout your home
  • – Improve the weather seals throughout the home’s windows and doors
  • – Install brand new double glazing with modern trickle vents

Control Indoor Humidity Levels

One of the main causes of window condensation is high indoor humidity. To reduce humidity levels, ensure your home is properly ventilated. Use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to remove excess moisture, and open windows when weather permits to allow fresh air to circulate.

Use Dehumidifiers

If you live in a particularly humid climate or have high humidity levels in your home, consider using dehumidifiers. These devices can help remove excess moisture from the air, reducing the likelihood of condensation on your windows. With the rising cost of energy bills, these can be a temporary solution. A more long term solution could include installing brand new double glazed windows designed with more powerful energy efficiency and trickle ventilation systems in mind. 

Increase Air Circulation

Poor air circulation can contribute to condensation. Ensure that your furniture and curtains do not block the airflow around your windows. Consider using fans or ceiling fans to improve air circulation in your home. 

Modern windows have new regulations that require a standard of ventilation even when the windows are closed. If you have an older property, such as a traditional cottage or heritage home, then consider moving to uPVC windows to replace your old timber ones. We can install uPVC windows that mimic the appearance of true timber via a range of woodgrain foil finishes and traditional window styles like vertical sash windows and flush sash windows.

white uPVC bay window on a red brick house
Modern double glazing and tight weatherseals can help reduce condensation.

Insulate Your Windows

Proper insulation can help prevent condensation by keeping the temperature of your windows closer to the indoor temperature. Consider adding weatherstripping or caulking around your windows to seal any gaps and prevent drafts. Even the addition of curtains or blinds can help to reduce the amount of condensation.

Upgrade to Double Glazed Windows

Double glazed windows are designed to reduce condensation by providing an extra layer of insulation. The space between the two panes of glass acts as a barrier, reducing heat transfer and keeping the interior glass surface warmer.

open white uPVC tilt and turn window to improve air circulation

Install Ventilation Systems

If condensation is a persistent problem in your home, you may want to consider installing a ventilation system. These systems help remove excess moisture from the air and can be particularly beneficial in areas prone to high humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the occurrence of condensation on your windows. This will not only help protect your windows and prevent damage, but it will also create a more comfortable and healthier living environment.

Contact Custom Glaze

Here at Custom Glaze, we offer a range of double glazed windows, doors, and conservatories that are designed to minimize condensation and improve energy efficiency. Our products are made with high-quality materials and installed by experienced professionals to ensure long-lasting performance. If you’re looking to upgrade your windows and prevent condensation, get in touch with our friendly team for a free quote today, or call us at 01908 650 140.

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