What is it and what you can do about it?
Replacing draughty windows with Kindlelight’s high-performance windows will reduce airflow in your home and make it tighter. Whilst tighter homes retain warmth, they also retain humidity, causing fog or dew to appear on windows, usually in the colder months.
This condensation usually appears near the bottom of the window sash, because the glass near the sash is the coolest surface. Condensation is not indicative of a problem with your new windows’ installation or construction, rather, it’s a testament to their superior efficiency.
A little condensation is normal and will not damage your new windows or home. It simply means that the humidity in your home is too high, and you need to reduce it until the condensation disappears.
Here are steps you can take to reduce condensation by controlling humidity and increasing air movement in your home:
- Use exhaust fans in your kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms.
- Consider installing an exhaust fan in your attic to draw out moist air.
- Use a dehumidifier and discontinue using furnace humidifiers and other humidifying devices.
- Air out your house for a few minutes each day by opening a window or exterior door.
- Vent gas burners, clothes dryers, etc. to the outdoors.
- Be sure that the ventilating louvres in your attic, basement, or crawl spaces are open and amply sized.
- Open fireplace dampers to allow moisture-laden air to escape.
- Move houseplants to a sunroom or other infrequently used room.
- Waterproof your basement floors and walls with moisture-sealing paint and moisture barriers.
If condensation covers the entire window and drips down the walls, ruining the paint, plaster, or wallpaper, you may have a problem that requires the attention of a professional who can determine how to improve your home’s ventilation. Contact an architect or HVAC contractor for additional solutions.
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From start to finish of this project, we have had nothing but professionalism, dedication and incredibly hard working guys here each and every day.
Our home was treated like a home and not a building site, Gary, Ian and Dave were outstandingly polite, punctual and tidy and I truly couldn\'t have asked for more.
The small snags we encountered along the way were dealt with at speed and again courteously.
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We are pleased to be able to write to you and to say how delighted we are with the work carried out to our house .
The soffits and fascias were installed very efficiently and professionally and have improved the appearance of the house greatly. The workers were very clean and tidy who got on with the job with the minimum of fuss and were pleasant and good humoured throughout. It was a pleasure to have them around. Should we need any more work doing, we will certainly call on you.
I would like to take this opportunity of telling you how pleased I was with the fitter, Dave, who was very pleasant and hardworking. I am also happy with the windows which look very nice.
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“the windows look really good and we noticed a difference immediately.”