If you miss the view from your living room window because your windows have a permanent layer of condensation during the cold weather months, you'll be looking for a solution. Fortunately, you don't have to live in a perpetual steam house; there are some things you can do to reduce the formation of condensation on your windows.
Why do windows get foggy in winter?
Usually, windows fog up because your house is too well built. Yes, that is correct. Modern building techniques can create a space that is simply too weather tight. This is great for your heating bills but not so great for your windows and for the moisture levels in your home. Day-to-day life generates moisture, which normally escapes as vapor through vents and cracks in the home. When the house is too tight, the vapor is able to collect on the cool surfaces of your glass windows. You'll notice that the condensation might be worse when you are baking, cooking, doing laundry, taking a shower, or running the dishwasher.
What can you do to prevent foggy windows?
So, if your house is too "tight", what should you do to help the water escape your home? There are a few things you can do, and it is important that you do them, because the build-up of moisture in the home can lead to mold growth and can even rot your window frames if they are made from wood.
23 December 2015
Does your house look older than it really is? Are you looking for a quick way to make your home look fresh and new? Maybe it is time for you to consider having new siding installed. My site will help you learn about the different options of siding that you have for your home. You will learn the pros and cons of each type of siding and how to maintain the siding that you choose. This information helped me find the perfect siding for my home, and I hope that it helps other homeowners find the perfect finish for their homes as well.