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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Condensation On Windows

Condensation on Windows
Condensation On Windows

Are you battling with Condensation on Windows?

Many people think the only way to stop the condensation on windows building up, is to replace your existing window with a new one. THIS IS NOT TRUE. In fact, if you DO replace your window, and go for a cheaper glazing option to help save money, your new window will only be rated from a C for energy saving. This will mean condensation will still occur.

What is Condensation on Windows?

Condensation on windows is a mix of warm air escaping through the double glazed unit, and mixing with the cold air from outside. This will then penetrate in to the glass unit, and mix to create the condensation inside the window.

So how do you deal with Condensation on Windows?

There are a few ways to deal with the condensation build up on your windows. These are listed below:

Option 1: Put some air flow trickle vents in to the window.

This will give air flow to the room, and cool the air around the window. It will cool your room down, and fight about 60% to 70% of your moisture problem.

Option 2: The best solution.

This is the most cost-effective solution, and will save you money on your heating bills, as well as up to 70% of your room temperature.
Remove all the existing glass, and replace with A+ Rated, Low Energy Opti White Glass, with a Warm Edge Spacer Bar, filled with Argon Gas.
This solution will let the window condensate, but only from the exterior part of your window. It essentially reverses the condensation from being on the inside, to the outside. The added benefits of this, is that you will have an A+ Rated window on energy efficiency at a much cheaper cost than replacing your window frames.

Option 3: Replace the Window

This should be the last option you go for, as this is the most expensive. You simple throw out your old window, and replace with new. However, if you go for this option, you must make sure you as for the Low.E Opti White Glass, or your window will simply condensate again – meaning you have simply thrown your money away and not achieved anything!

NW Window Repairs understand that people think the only solution is to replace their windows, but this is not the case. It isn’t about getting rid of the old window frame and problem solved! It is about ensuring you have the best glass fitted to suit your needs.

Remember: Over 80% of a window or door is glass. If you change the glass to fix the problem, the problem is solved. The frames themselves have no energy efficiency to them unless the substrate is wood, as this will naturally retain the heat.
UPVC is a hollow section, meaning there is an air cavity. Aluminium is thermally broken with a UPVC Strip to stop the cold penetrating through. Thermally broken does not mean energy efficient.

So if you want to go with option 3 and spend a lot of money getting your windows replaced, please remember to ask for A+ Rated glass.

If you want to go with the cheaper options, then give us a call now.

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