Condensation occurs on windows when warm moist air comes in contact with the colder surface of the window. Although it is natural to assume that the windows are to blame, the fact is that the windows are merely a visible sign that excessive humidity exists in your home. Windows do not cause condensation. On the contrary, ViWinTech windows can be a great help in controlling and reducing it.
Indoor moisture is caused by a variety of factors. Common household activities such as cooking, showering, operating washing machines and dishwashers -in short, every activity that uses hot water - adds moisture to the air.
Newer homes are more often subject to condensation because they are constructed with more weathertight materials and methods than homes built before energy costs were a concern. Weatherstripping, improved insulation, vapor barriers and modern construction techniques are designed to reduce air leakage. At the same time, however, these can act to seal in moisture. Unless provisions are made to allow this moisture to escape, moisture buildup can result.
There are several instances when temporary window condensation can occur, including:
There are many simple steps that can be taken to reduce the humidity level in your home: