If you’ve recently upgraded to energy-efficient windows then you might have noticed something curious. You might see water forming on the inside or outside surface of your new windows. In today’s article, Pritchett Roofing, Inc., the top window and roof replacement company in our local area, explains the relationship between condensation and energy-efficient windows.
Interior condensation forms when it is incredibly cold outside and the humidity level inside a home is at a higher level than what is recommended. Condensation typically forms on the cool surfaces of a home, such as door and window hardware, hinges and the window glass. The water that forms on your windows comes from your home. The higher the humidity level is inside a home, the quicker condensation will form. If you want to avoid interior condensation on your windows, then you should reduce the humidity level inside the house.
As an expert in roof repair and replacement windows, we believe that you shouldn’t worry about exterior condensation on your new replacement windows. This condensation can be surprising to some homeowners since it didn’t happen to their old windows. This is because old windows are less energy-efficient than modern replacement windows.
These inefficient windows allowed warmth from the inside of the home to reach the outside glass pane. This caused the exterior glass to warm up and dissipate water. Condensation forms because the new energy-efficient windows prevent heat from the inside from reaching the outside glass pane.
Pritchett Roofing, Inc. is the leading roof, siding and windows company in our local area because of our decades of experience and our reputation for honest work and quality service. We go above and beyond for our customers and we don’t stop until they are 100% satisfied with their project. We serve many areas including Canton, GA. Call us at (770) 345-1622 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule your consultation.