How to Stop Condensation

Windows getting misted up externally is a common issue, especially with older double glazing. It is caused by low thermal efficiency. The heat used to warm properties doesn’t escape through the outer pane.
The outer pane of glass is, therefore, cooler and when the temperature falls below the dew point, moisture in the air condenses on it. 

In addition to central heating, day to day activities like cooking, showering, and clothes drying can release warm moisture into the air around your home. When this moisture filled warm air comes into contact with a cooler surface, it cools down quickly and releases the water, which turns into liquid droplets when it meets the cool surface of your double glazing.

Your double glazing is likely to become more misted up in the autumn months when the temperature of the glass can drop overnight, yet the dew point remains relatively high. Not much can be done to stop your existing glazing from becoming misted. Whilst the effect doesn’t last long it could be a sign that heat is being lost through your windows. It also could make you spend more on heating than you are feeling the effects of. It could also become a health risk. If condensation is not quickly dealt with, it can encourage black mould to start growing around your windows, on your walls and on the ceiling.

By using our double glazing repair service we can replace double glazed units that have failed due to condensation and can reduce the risk of it happening again in the future. By investing in our service, you could save money on your heating, make your home feel more comfortable and improve the health of your family.

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