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How can I reduce condensation?

Reduce the humidity and decrease the number of cool surfaces in your home. Your first step is to find what the humidity level in your home is. This will need to be monitored regularly as the temperature outside varies. Devices that measure humidity are called hygrometers. They can be purchased…
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Can I reduce the condensation on my windows?

Yes. To limit condensation, humidity must be controlled and air movement must be generated. As the exterior temperature drops, the humidity level needs to be decreased proportionally. Fortunately, window condensation can be controlled, once the cause is known. View Video
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Do windows cause condensation?

No, condensation on windows is not the fault of the window. However, by keeping windows closed or installing a new roof, you are reducing airflow in your home, making it more airtight. Tighter homes actually retain more humidity! View Video
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What causes condensation on windows?

There are several factors that create condensation on windows. Normal breathing and perspiration add three pints of water to the air every day for each person in your home. In fact, every activity that uses water adds more moisture to the air, including cooking, taking showers, dish washing, and doing…
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Is condensation bad?

To put it simply, yes. It not only creates a nuisance by limiting visibility and wetting adjacent walls and floor surfaces, but in more severe cases, can cause wood rotting and paint / plaster deterioration. This has always been problematic to builders, because the homeowner always assumes that the window…
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What is “window sweating”?

Condensation usually appears on windows first, as they have the lowest temperature of any of the interior surfaces in the house. This is commonly known as "window sweating". It's a rare sight on walls because they are typically warmer. In the most extreme cases, window sweating can lead to mildew…
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What is condensation?

Excess humidity built in the form of a thin film of water on a cold surface is called condensation. You may have noticed this on a humid, hot summer day, when condensation appears on cold glass. If the temperature changes, but no water vapor is added or taken away, the…
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Why do my windows leak? Is this normal?

Any operating window, either horizontal or vertical slider, will leak some air and water – this is called air and water infiltration. Water infiltration is more evident. Windows are constructed with weep holes to allow any internal water to weep to the exterior of the home. So depending on weather…
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