A historical pest within homes for decades, Associated Windows remain intent on fighting the good fight against condensation, and all the problems it can create. Unfortunately, almost every property in Britain is susceptible to at least some moisture in the air, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to see your own windows break down because of it after some time.
Condensation forms due to a plethora of reasons, from regular everyday activities like cooking and washing to more long-term faults such as poor window insulation. Condensation damaged windows cannot be repaired unfortunately, but there are few preventative measures to take beforehand, as well as replacement workarounds to undertake if your units have already been affected.
A resolvable issue in both modern and period properties
It doesn’t matter what style or age your property is, condensation affects all. It typically occurs when air which contains more moisture than it can hold reaches a saturation point, forming water on the inside of a window’s pane. In the short-term, a simple cill wipe down with a cloth helps to prevent the likelihood of this moisture turning into mould, yet this will only keep up for so long before annoyance starts setting in.
The easiest way to tell whether your windows are experiencing condensation build-up, is unsurprisingly the presence of water. However, it’s entirely possible that the most observant of homeowners could notice misting within their double glazing’s frames. In terms of fixing/preventing the chances of this occurring, it all comes down to keeping things insulated and ventilated.
Steps to take to prevent the possibility of condensation build-up
Believe it or not, there are a couple of simple yet effective tactics you can apply to better reduce the risk of condensation. Doing so can help you avoid the possibility of damp, mould, and infectious spores forming, all in all making for an improved and healthier home life.
- Open windows or implement a dehumidifier while cooking
- Ensure your tumble dryer’s vent pipe isn’t blocked or leads outside
- Try not to dry your wet washing inside when possible
- Wipe any moisture off your window’s frames as soon as possible
- Attempt to maintain a balanced home temperature to prevent surfaces from cooling
Replace faulty double glazed units with the new
If your windows are already experiencing vast amounts of moisture and misting to the point of puddles forming on your frames, it’s likely high time to replace your double glazed units. Replacement windows can be fitted to watertight, meaning that any warmth is successfully kept in, while unwanted wetness is left out. An installer will determine whether it’s the glazing or the whole window that needs replacing, saving you a lot of hassle in the long run.
Forgo the need to repair condensation damaged windows with Associated
If indeed you’re having trouble fighting the condensation menace with your home’s existing window sets, upgrading to high-performance replacements from Associated Windows that are better prepared will do just the trick. Just be sure to consider are referred to home hacks too. For more information, call us today on 0117 9311777 or send us an online message.