A foggy window is a common issue, especially during the colder months. While it’s not necessarily a cause for alarm, it would be best to keep your windows dry as much as possible.
Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey-New York Metro, a trusted provider of window replacement services, discusses how condensation can occur on your window. We also offer a few tips on how you can minimize it.
Why Your Windows Become Foggy
Activities inside your home, such as cooking and bathing, are typically the source of indoor moisture. And when there is a high level of humidity inside your home, it is more likely for condensation to occur.
Condensation is often the result when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cool surface. Even when the source of moisture is in another room, vapor pressure can force moisture through walls made of wood or plaster, eventually reaching the surface of windows.
Dealing With Indoor Humidity
Condensation doesn’t always mean there’s something wrong with a window. On the contrary, some experts see it as a sign that the window is energy-efficient and tightly sealed. It can still be bothersome, though, especially if it affects your view or causes certain inconveniences.
Completely getting rid of condensation may not be possible since there are external factors that should be considered. For instance, the temperature outside can’t be controlled, so there’s nothing you can do about outdoor humidity. However, by running an exhaust fan in your kitchen every time you cook a meal, you can reduce indoor humidity. You can also keep the attic and crawl spaces properly ventilated to prevent moisture. These measures will surely help in minimizing the occurrence of condensation on your window.
Whether you’re looking for a top-notch window or quality doors, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro will ensure personalized services for you. Call us at (202) 228-9818 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to homeowners in New Jersey and the surrounding areas.