Our clients frequently raise inquiries with us around problems with their windows/ glass, so we thought we would begin a little bit of an FAQ series of blogs to respond to some of the more commonly asked concerns.
If there are any specific concerns you wish to see responded to here, please simply drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do!
This week we’re starting with condensation.
We can break this concern down into 2 parts:
- Condensation forming in between the two panes of a double glazed window
This first part can be responded to and thankfully repaired rather quickly. This particular issue is an outcome of the double glazing system having actually stopped working, suggesting you will require to change the unit with a new, air tight one. There must be no need to replace the frames, merely the unsuccessful glass unit within them. Drop us a line and we can set up a suitable time to get this sorted out for you.
- Condensation forming on the inside of a single/ double glazed window
This problem nevertheless, is a little more in depth. The majority of people presume that condensation on the inside of your windows is a concern of the past, when we had single pane glass throughout, which led to the first job of the day being to clean down the drips and soaking up the rivers running along the sills!
Sadly, just replacing your windows won’t necessarily fix the problem as condensation isn’t developed by the windows themselves, this is just the most typical place to find the outcome of issue at hand.
Condensation is formed when warm wet air– think of the breath we exhale, steam from the shower, clothes drying on the radiators etc. comes into contact with cooler, dry air.
All of this warm, moist air– humidity, requires a path of escape or it will form as condensation when it touches a cooler surface.
Essentially the problem of condensation, is one that can just really be repaired by increasing ventilation. Double and triple glazing can help the problem as it acts as an insulator but it can, sometimes, make the concern worse as it is so reliable at cutting out those draughts.
Here are a couple of ways you can try to assist eradicate the concern.
- If possible, try not to dry damp clothes on the radiator
- Leave a window open, or a minimum of on vent, in every room effected
- Usage lids when boiling food on the hob rather than letting the steam escape into the air
- Set up Kitchen and bathroom extractor fans
- If no extractor fan, leave a window open in the bathroom when bathing (or as quickly as you’ve completed if it’s too cold!).
- Attempt to keep showers short– limit the steam and conserve water!
- Guarantee all air bricks in the building are free of any blockage and flowing easily.
If the concern is a serious one and the above points haven’t removed the issue, consider purchasing a dehumidifier to help draw the remaining wetness from the air.
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