Why Did My New Windows Cause This?
Most of the time, when homeowners buy new windows, they do it as a way of addressing specific problems or needs. Sometimes the problems are structural, as when old wood windows are rotting away and need replacing for that reason. Other times they are addressing aesthetic desires, as when they upgrade to new models and opt for window replacement to add curb appeal to their home. But sometimes there are other issues, such as high humidity, that homeowners believe are being caused by their old windows, and they think that window replacement is one of these problems that will just go away when the new windows are installed.
Condensation Can Occur After Installation
But the truth is that while window replacement certainly improves the chances that your home's windows will not experience condensation, it is still possible that condensation will occur even after the window replacement project is complete. One of the biggest reasons for this is that sometimes old habits die hard for all of us homeowners. You might be doing things every day that you do not even know are contributing to the problem. Learning a little about the cause of condensation can enlighten you as a homeowner and help you to promote the best possible utility and performance out of your new windows.
Keep Air Moving Through House
One of the biggest things we tend to do that promotes condensation is to allow high humidity to build up in our homes. In kitchens, cooking on the stove or even baking can increase the humidity in the air. Keep a fan running to cool things down and keep the air flowing. Laundry rooms and bathrooms are huge sources of humidity. Always run a fan while using the shower or doing laundry. Keep your laundry exhaust clear.
Author: Joseph Gringeri