Concerned about Condensation on Windows?
If you see a haze of condensation on your window, should you be concerned? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on a number of factors.
○Occasional condensation is normal! Most of the time, it’s the result of fluctuating humidity in the home, and nothing to worry about. If you’re using a humidifier, try adjusting the levels. If the humidity is being generated naturally, try placing a dehumidifier nearby. It is also worth your while to remove any plants or firewood from the area. They can release a surprising amount of moisture!
○Do you see moisture in between the panes of glass that make up the window? If so, that means the seal has failed and moisture has crept in. Double and triple pane windows often contain a gas that boosts the insulating qualities of the window. When the seal fails, the gas disappears. This makes the glass colder and allows small amounts of condensation to creep in. Eventually, you’ll want to get it replaced.
What kind of window condensation is cause for immediate concern?
If you see moisture build-up anywhere on the frame of the window, particularly at the joints, that could be a sign of water leaking through. This is the kind of issue you should get checked out immediately by a window contractor.