All our products at Renewal by Andersen® of Houston are double-pane. With multiple layers of glass, our windows reduce heat transfer. However, you might look at your double hung windows and see fog through the glass. If condensation is developing in between the panes, that’s a bad sign. Here’s why you need to replace them.
How Condensation Occurs
Condensation occurs in a window when the weather changes. Sunny days turning into windy or rainy days are an example. When that happens, the air changes temperature and causes moisture and fog to form. It usually forms on the surface of a window, which is safe. However, when it occurs in between the glass, that’s when trouble starts.
Renewal by Andersen windows have a weather-resistant seal to keep water from seeping through the glass. This seal is also what keeps drafts out. When condensation happens in between the panes, it’s a sign that your seal is damaged. The moisture is water that’s formed where it shouldn’t, which can cause the window to deteriorate after prolonged exposure.
The Aftermath of Condensation
Once a condensation issue occurs, the glass and frame slowly warp. Given enough time, the water will distort the view and eat at the wood underneath the glass. On top of that, the leak itself is creating a draft. This means your home isn’t as energy-efficient as it could be.
Don’t let your damaged seals take away the joy of living comfortably. Revitalizing your home with a window replacement project is what we do best here at Renewal by Andersen of Houston. We can inspect your windows and assess the extent of the damage and then advise you on how to proceed.