We had new windows installed several years ago. Some
mornings, when there is a lot of condensation, you can
see where the stickers were on all the windows.
can I stop this condensation from happening?
Let me refer to a column that I wrote back in 2011, I
believe, in which I interviewed Christopher Burk,
technical product manager at Simonton Windows in
condensation may collect on the interior or exterior of
energy-efficient windows, the units are really doing
their job by helping serve as a barrier in the
home," Burk said.
themselves donít cause condensation. They just prevent
the moisture in the house from escaping to the outside.
the inside glass surface on double- or triple-glazed
windows shows excessive moisture, you can be reasonably
sure that the moisture is also collecting on your walls
and ceilings," Burk said.
means you should take steps to reduce the humidity level
in your home by using exhaust fans and
lot of water vapor is created by any homeís
inhabitants. A family of four can add a half-pint of
water vapor every hour to a home just through normal
breathing and perspiration.
if you take a five-minute shower, you produce another
half-pint of water vapor.
the simple act of cooking dinner on a gas stove can
produce 21/2 pints of water vapor.
a part of our lives and the places in which we live
help control the amount of condensation in the home, the
experts at Simonton Windows recommended taking the
kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans.
you have a humidifier, set it to the correct outside
your home is overly humid or if you have a damp
basement, use dehumidifiers.
vent your clothes dryers, gas appliances and stoves.
windows in the bathrooms.
your curtains and blinds to allow more air circulation
around your windows.