Why Do My Windows Have Moisture on Them?
Home improvements and upgrades can save money you didn’t know you were wasting.
Any homeowner knows the familiar process of coming to terms with home improvements and upgrades. You might try to live in denial as long as possible, but eventually the facts can’t be ignored. When you need to update certain features of your home, it’s best to pony up and face the music. You only lose more money in the process of living with outdated or inefficient materials.
When it comes to moisture on windows, here’s what you need to know about the home improvements and upgrades that can help:
This is a big issue for homeowners in the south during more extreme weather, such as weather events in the height of summer or the dead of winter. Moisture in the air can be a threat to any home that isn’t properly protected, and seeing condensation on your windows more often than normal is a sign that this might become an issue. Unmonitored moisture can lead to mildew, mold and rot, which could potentially damage your home.
What is Condensation?
Condensation is the result of warm moist air coming into contact with cool dry air. The difference in temperature between the inside of your home and the outside air will often cause moisture to form on the linking surfaces, such as windows. The good news is that condensation on your windows is generally a result of properly insulated windows. But many homeowners still want a way to eliminate it.
One of the best ways to eliminate moisture is by investing in better humidity control within your home. Dehumidifiers can equalize the moisture levels so the contrast isn’t as extreme, and won’t cause moisture to appear on the windows. You can also crack open a window to equalize the moisture levels and improve air circulation.