With our cool and often unpredictable climate, condensation is often a problem in British homes. From residential and commercial to industrial buildings, properties of all ages and sizes can suffer from condensation and its damaging effects.
We recently delved deeper into the causes of condensation on windows and as leading providers of high-quality windows and doors, we’re often approached for advice on the very subject.
Solving condensation problems in period and newer homes is a challenge faced by many. In this blog post, we reveal the top tips that will help you reduce and even eliminate window condensation for good.
Rethink high humidity rooms
Condensation is more likely to strike in some areas of your home than others. Spaces that experience high levels of humidity, such as kitchens and bathrooms, are particularly vulnerable to window condensation.
Tasks like washing the dishes, drying clothes, and running hot baths and showers all present a challenge. They can’t be avoided, but how you control the humidity created by them is vital. When completing such tasks try to restrict the humidity to just that one room, shutting any doors leading to the rest of your property.
Boost ventilation throughout your home
Ensuring your property has adequate ventilation all year round is imperative when keeping window condensation under control. During the winter months in particular, ventilation can mean the difference between breathing easy within your home and suffering the nasty effects of damp. Trickle vents can be used to boost the ventilation capabilities of your windows. Find out more about the importance of trickle vents.
“Ventilation is key to keeping condensation at bay. It’s impractical to keep your windows open throughout the winter, so it’s worth having extractor fans installed in your bathroom and kitchen if you don’t have them already. Consider installing a smaller fan on an external wall and run this while doing the washing up or boiling the kettle. The extractor fan in the bathroom should be running whenever you have a bath, shower, or shave. If the room is still steamy when you’ve finished, leave the extractor running for a while and keep the door shut.”
Improve your property’s insulation
Installing insulation ensures a permanent solution can be found for your condensation and damp problems, even in properties that have long suffered the effects of excess moisture. There are numerous internal and external wall insulation options available for homes of all types and sizes.
Consider upgrading to double glazing
We’re not shy about advertising the benefits unlocked by double glazing installation. For properties with single glazing or those with poor-quality double glazed windows installed, upgrading could be the answer. When compared with single glazed windows, double glazed units tend to stay warmer for longer. These additional insulating qualities mean double glazed windows tend to experience less surface condensation as a result.
Ready to say goodbye to condensation problems for good? Get in touch with our team today to discuss your window upgrade requirements.