Window Condensation Tips

When you see condensation on your windows, you might be alarmed. Are your windows failing? Are your energy bills about to skyrocket? Do you need replacement windows? Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and think about condensation closer in your Dallas, TX home. Not all condensation requires replacement windows. And you might even be able to reduce the condensation yourself. Keep reading for some tips!

Interior Condensation
When you see condensation on the inside of your window’s glass, the warm air in your home coming into contact with the cooler glass causes it. That’s not uncommon during the winter in Dallas, even though it doesn’t get as cold as other areas of the country. The glass surfaces are usually the coolest place in your home and the water will form as droplets on the inside of the window. IF the interior air is drier, it will evaporate. You might want to get rid of drafty windows or doors or put a dehumidifier in your home in the rooms that are causing issues.

Exterior Condensation
You will see exterior condensation most often during the Dallas, TX summers. It comes about when the humidity is high outside, when there isn’t much window, and when the skies are clear. It forms the same way it does inside. In order to get rid of condensation on the outside of your windows, open them up on a nice day to warm the glass. You can also trim bushes nearby to get more air circulation. And you can raise the air conditioning temperature inside ea bit to try and help.

Between the Panes Condensation
The biggest concern is when you see condensation between your panes of glass. And with good reason! While there are things you can do when you see it on the interior or exterior, there isn’t much you can do about condensation between panes of glass. Seeing it there means that you have a broken seal in your windows and they are not insulating well if they are allowing water between the panes. Furthermore, they aren’t going to be energy efficiency any longer and they could start to cause water damage. Really, your best bet with condensation in these cases is to get replacement windows.

Do you need Replacement Windows?
So, where is your condensation falling? Can you deal with it inside or outside of your house or do you need help in replacing your windows due to condensation between the panes? If you aren’t sure, contact Southwest Door & Window for a free consultation at 214-341-2212. We’re here to answer your questions and we won’t tell you that you need replacement windows Dallas, TX unless that’s really the best option for your home. You can also stop by, see us and pick our brains in our showroom at 10255 Miller Rd Dallas, TX 75238. It can help to see replacement windows in person to get an idea of what they can do for your home.