Minimizing Condensation on Windows

Condensation is a common problem. If you’re worried that it may eventually damage your window, you should work on minimizing the occurrence of condensation.

In this article, window installation experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Houston discuss condensation on windows and share tips on reducing indoor humidity.

How Condensation Forms on Your Windows

Condensation forms when warm, moist air touches a cooler surface like your window glass. Indoor moisture is typically the result of activities you do inside your home, such as cooking and showers. Even though these activities are happening in another room, vapor pressure tends to force the moisture through materials like wood, plaster and cement. This is how moisture reaches even the dry rooms in your home.

Reducing Indoor Humidity

For experts, condensation isn’t completely a bad thing as it can be an indicator that windows are tightly sealed and energy-efficient. So, before you look for a window replacement, you should work on reducing indoor humidity.

Eliminating condensation may be difficult to achieve as there are also external factors beyond your control, such as outside temperatures. However, these tips may help manage condensation on your windows:

  • Run your exhaust fan in the kitchen whenever you’re cooking as well as in your bathroom until the mirror is clear.

  • Vent your appliances and exhaust fans outside.

  • Your attic and crawl space should be ventilated. Moreover, you can cover the earth in the crawl space with a vapor barrier.

Renewal by Andersen of Houston is a top-rated contractor specializing in an array of window styles, such as casement windows, bay windows and others. Call us at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We offer our services to customers in Katy, TX, and nearby areas.