There is no such thing as a condensation free windows. Even walls will sweat under high humidity. We like to help homeowners understand condensation for their Atlanta windows.
Most everyday activities produce water vapor. A five minute shower releases about 1⁄2 pint of water vapor, cooking dinner on a gas stove can produce 21⁄2 pints of water vapor and the breathing and perspiration of a family of four can produce approximately 1⁄2 pint per hour. Although it’s an uphill battle, there are a few things you can do to help control moisture levels in your home. Here are some helpful tips for all Atlanta window replacement homeowners;
- Use kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans.
- If you have a humidifier, set it to correct outside temperature.
- Properly vent clothes dryers, gas appliances, stoves, etc.
- Make sure attic, basement and crawl spaces are well ventilated and free from obstructions.
- Don’t store firewood inside; freshly cut wood can consist of up to 45% water, while well-seasoned firewood can have a 20-25% moisture content that can be released in your home.
- Open a window in the bathroom.
- Open curtains and blinds to allow more air circulation around windows
Do Thermally Efficient Windows Prevent Condensation for Atlanta Window Replacement?
Remember that windows do not cause condensation: they simply prevent the moisture from escaping to the outside and serve as a highly visible surface where condensation can be easily noticed. When outside condensation occurs in window replacement this does not mean your insulating glass unit is defective. In fact, it shows that the unit is doing its job—insulating the building from the environment.