Preventing Condensation on Your Windows
You’ve seen it before.
Water droplets on your windows on a cold day. Steam on your mirror after a shower. A damp look on the walls in winter.
What you’re seeing is condensation.
But what is condensation? And does it matter?
What is condensation?
Condensation occurs when water vapour or steam cools down and transitions from a gaseous state to a liquid state.
In homes, you may see condensation in the form of water droplets or moisture on your windows, doors, or walls. This occurs when the surface temperature of your windows, doors, or walls is cooler than the temperature of the air inside your home.
Often, condensation in your home will be most visible on your windows. But if you have condensation on your windows, chances are it’s happening elsewhere, too.
Why worry about condensation?
When left unchecked, condensation can cause a number of problems around your home, including dampness, mould growth, wood rot, and corrosion.
Obviously, none of these outcomes are great for your health or the health of your home and its structure.
That’s why it pays to do all you can to reduce condensation in your home.
What practical steps will reduce condensation?
There are several everyday things you can do to reduce condensation in your home.
In particular, you should ensure that any warm, moisture-laden air from your bath, shower, kitchen, or clothes dryer exits your home rather than staying inside it.
This can be done by using your bathroom extractor fan during and after your bath or shower, using your rangehood extractor fan when cooking, and opening your laundry windows or door to let hot air escape when your clothes dryer is running.
Some air conditioners have dehumidifying settings to help minimise condensation. And you can always wipe down wet surfaces to reduce the risk of condensation leading to bigger problems.
However, if you’re truly serious about reducing condensation in your home, then you need to take a closer look at your windows.
At Bradnam’s, we take the problem of condensation seriously.
In fact, it’s one of the reasons we developed our Signature Thermal Break technology.
All Bradnam’s Signature Thermal Break windows and doors feature double-glazing with a warm edge spacer and reinforced polyamide extrusions that separates the exterior and interior surfaces. This creates an insulated barrier, ensuring that the surface temperature of the window inside your home is similar to the temperature of the air inside your home.
When the internal surface temperature of your windows or doors is similar to your room temperature, you no longer have a recipe for condensation. That’s because you’ve removed a key condensation ingredient: a colder-than-air surface.
As an added bonus, our Signature Thermal Break windows and doors also improve your energy efficiency, because they make it easier to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
To learn more about how our Signature Thermal Break technology and how it can help reduce condensation on your windows and doors, you can download this brochure or give one of our friendly consultants a call.