Double- and triple-pane windows are great for protecting your home from the elements. However, they also have the common issue of condensation building up between the panes. This is usually due to a faulty seal on the insulated glass and can be resolved by replacing the glass and its seal rather than replacing the entire window.
Of course, you may also be looking for other solutions to remove condensation from window panes when it is a temporary and not a permanent issue. For example, after showers in bathrooms when windows fog up, or perhaps when you have the heat cranked and one of your windows has a bad seal, causing condensation because of the heat hitting the cold window and creating moisture—these situations all have different considerations and solutions.
If condensation is temporary, you should figure out what causes it and then eliminate that cause as quickly as possible. Even in a bathroom, double-pane windows that are in good condition shouldn’t fog between the glass. They may fog on the interior glass because of the moisture and heat from the shower, but that will fade as the exhaust fan airs out the space.
Why Seals Break
There are several issues that can cause seals to become faulty and lead to condensation between window panes. Too much exposure to direct sunlight can cause the seals to expand and contract with the heat buildup, which can lead to weakening over time.
Water retention or a lack of drainage around the window, which causes the seal to weaken and crack, will also allow condensation into the space between the glass. Over time, some window seals may just become damaged or worn with age and need to be replaced as a part of maintenance.
In any case, if this is what you’re dealing with, it’s best to call in the professionals.
Let the Experts Handle It
When you contact a window expert and have them come to diagnose the condensation between your windowpanes, they will be able to advise you on the cause and the best possible solution. They might even be able to identify temporary issues that could be resolved with simple changes, and if repairs are necessary, they’ll make them so that the windows are secure, sealed, and not prone to moisture buildup.
Windows are an important part of your home’s comfort. It’s important to keep them in good working condition to prevent issues like condensation between panes and other problems. Make sure to contact Rusco Window and Doors for more information.