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How to Stop Window Condensation?

Window condensation is a major problem in many homes. This type of moisture build-up damages the plaster and results in the rotting of your wood frame and mouldings. It can also lead to interior condensation that can damage your entire home. Alder Glass & Aluminum Ltd. provides residential and commercial glass services in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas. Whether you need to change the steel door in your office building or the windows and doors in your home, our team can complete the task with professionalism, skill and excellence. We also provide custom glass services.


In this blog post, our expert team discusses the steps to be taken to stop window condensation.



• Clean the windows

Make sure you clean off any condensation on the windows. The condensation may be caused by a build-up of dirt and grime. 


• Turn down the humidifier
You might notice condensation in your kitchen, bathroom or nursery. Many parents use humidifiers in nurseries, which may be causing the problem. If the humidifier is turned down, it will release less moisture into the air and minimize condensation. 


• Purchase a moisture eliminator
Buy a moisture eliminating product if you suspect excess moisture in certain areas of your home. These products can be used in your kitchen, bathroom or closet.


• Use kitchen and bathroom fans
Use your kitchen and bathroom fans every time you shower or cook as a lot of moisture is released during these activities. The exhaust fans in your bathroom and your kitchen can help remove moisture from your home. 


• Ensure Proper Air Circulation
Proper air circulation in your home can help to reduce the condensation on your windows. Ensure you use ceiling fans even in winter as they push warm air off the ceiling to the floor.


• Open your windows
You can open your windows if it isn’t that cold. This helps release some of the moist, warm air trapped in your house. 


• Add weather stripping
Placing weather stripping on your windows can seal air leaks. It also makes your home energy efficient.


• Use storm windows

Storm windows can help minimize condensation on interior windows, especially older windows. Storm windows can sometimes be subjected to condensation. This is an indication of a leak in the interior windows and you may have to reapply weather stripping. 


• Raise the temperature of the windows
This can minimize condensation on windows. This can be performed by slightly raising the temperature of your house. You can also use curtains, blinds or drapes to increase the window temperature.


Let Alder Glass & Aluminum Ltd. Help

We are a family-owned and operated business, serving clients in Winnipeg since 1975. We provide our customers with quality services and all our employees maintain high levels of courtesy and professionalism. You can always trust us when it comes to glass services, whether it’s for your home or business.


Read our blog post - Things to Consider Before Purchasing Residential Windows – for knowledge on residential windows.


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