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Explaining Condensation And Offering Advice On Preventing It

After a long, drawn-out winter, most of us are looking forward to some warmer weather, and that might not be the only reason why some can’t wait for conditions to pick up. 

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You could be one of those people desperate to see the back of condensation on your windows most mornings. 

It rears its ugly head a lot at Scottish households when it’s freezing outside, unsurprisingly considering how cold it gets up here. But the cold isn’t solely to blame for it. 

Internal condensation is very often caused because of a lack of ventilation in a house. 

Unless you have enough ventilation or leave a window open, homes become full of moisture when there is no means of escape for the steam generated when you have a hot shower or cook food on a hob. 

At a low dew point and when this moisture comes into contact with the cold surface of glass, that’s when those familiar water droplets appear and blight your windows’ appearance. 

Do nothing about condensation and it could prove a big mistake. Left alone, damp and mould can develop and untreated, this can have implications on your health, as well as possibly cause structural damage. 

One way you can enhance current ventilation levels is by replacing your old single glazed windows for energy efficient double glazed or triple glazed windows. 

Why will this make a difference? The windows are warmer, so internal condensation is unlikely to occur. 

You might get the occasional bit of external condensation, usually in March/April and October when the temperature fluctuates most, but this will quickly disappear once a bit of breeze hits it or the sun comes out. Don’t be put off by this. It demonstrates that the windows are offering the necessary thermal qualities. 

You can get a lot more information about condensation in a Helpful Guide that the team at Balhousie has collectively produced. A FREE copy of it is available here.

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