If you recently noticed condensation in your window, you may have had a moment of slight panic. It can be alarming but is more common than many people think. Windows are a prime target for developing condensation because they go through several changes in temperature throughout the year. Some condensation problems are easy to solve. Others, unfortunately, will require a total window replacement. Below we will talk about how to fix the issue of condensation if it is an easy one or when to know it’s time to call in a professional like Odyssey Contracting.
Condensation: Does It Require Window Replacement?
How Does Condensation Happen?
When water vapor becomes water droplets, the result is condensation, and it happens for two reasons. The first is when the air becomes saturated with more water than it can hold. Droplets then gather on surfaces. A prime example of this is the fog that appears on your bathroom mirror during a shower.
The second reason is when water vapor experiences a significant temperature change and cools to its dew point. An example of this is when your car windshield becomes foggy on a cold day after you crank up the heat. For windows, because they tend to be the coldest surface in your home, it is where moisture and droplets appear the most frequently.
What Does This Mean for Your Windows?
If all your home’s windows are fogging up and experiencing condensation, you most likely have a humidity issue in your house. This problem is easy to fix. First, run your kitchen and bathroom fans to clear excess moisture and look into purchasing a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers can work wonders.
If you have just a few windows fogging up, a seal around the glass may have failed. You will want to have someone look at these windows professionally and see if your window seal is shot. If the seal cannot be repaired, your window may need to be replaced.
Unfortunately, if your windows have condensation in between the panes themselves, then you are most likely looking at window replacements being necessary. The moisture can cause the sash and frame to decay if left to sit. In addition, the wetness can make its way into your walls, resulting in mold or mildew growth – never a good thing.
Who Should You Call? Odyssey Contracting
When you start experiencing condensation in your windows, you want to call a business that is an expert in window replacements that can both boost your home’s curb appeal and its energy efficiency. Odyssey Contracting brings top-quality windows and years of experience to every project and can help you with your window repairs or replacements too. Contact us today at 919-916-5640.