Condensation is a topic most homeowners want to learn more about. After all, this relates to how well their windows are performing, and to how energy-efficient these are. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Orange County explains what condensation is, how it forms, and what it means for your windows.
What Is Condensation?
Condensation forms when warm air comes into contact with a cold surface. Think about a cold glass of water during summer and the way droplets form on its surface. Condensation on your windows often forms during winter — it actually shows that the window is energy-efficient.
Condensation can also form on the outside of your window during spring and summer mornings. The cool night air lowers the temperature of your window, and the warm morning air comes into contact with it and forms droplets. It’s only a problem when condensation forms between the glass panes of your windows. Call your trusted window company in Orange County, CA, for a replacement at this point because this is a clear sign of window failure.
How Do Our Windows Help?
Condensation forms between your window’s glass panes because the insulating gas in between has escaped through gaps in the seal. Air has invaded, and when that happens moisture is not far away. Your window is no longer capable of protecting your home against outside moisture, so you’ll be risking water damage. In addition, gaps in the window seal can also let your home’s air out. This means your utilities will have to work harder, consume more energy, and cost you more money to keep you cozy.
Renewal by Andersen of Orange County can help. Our high quality replacement windows have a butyl primary seal and a silicone secondary seal to keep our insulating argon glass blend in between your panes. To reduce the chance of seal failure further, we make our window frames from our Fibrex® material.
This composite combines the best qualities of Orange County vinyl windows and wood windows together. It is strong and tough like wood and low maintenance like vinyl. Fibrex will not crack, chip, corrode, pit, or flake. It is also stable and rigid in all temperature conditions, and will not expand or contract.
Regular condensation on the outside of your windows and the inside of your windows is nothing to worry about. It’s only a problem when there is excess indoor air moisture, or when there’s condensation between the glass panes. Renewal by Andersen of Orange County’s windows are energy-efficient and weathertight so condensation will stay where it belongs. Give us a call to learn more about condensation, or about our other products and services. We also offer a free estimate.