Will Double Glazing Stop Condensation?


Condensation is a common problem in many homes, and if left, it can result in black mould growth and potential damage to walls, fixtures, and fittings. When we see condensation on a window, we need to know how to prevent it.

What Causes Condensation on Windows?

The number one cause of condensation in double glazing is excess humidity. As the outside temperature drops, so does the window glass temperature. As moist air comes into contact with the cold exterior glass pane, the moisture condenses, forming water droplets.

You will see condensation on a double-glazed window as the surface temperature on the window is cooler than the air inside a room. If you see condensation in double glazing windows, this usually suggests there is a problem with the sealed units, and moisture has been able to enter. Therefore, it is usually a sign that the sealants need to be renewed or replaced.

How Can You Prevent Condensation in Double Glazing?

If you want to prevent condensation in your property, having a properly sealed window is essential. To minimise condensation in double glazing, you must minimise the moisture in the property. You can make sure your home is well-ventilated or use a dehumidifier, but you also need to invest in high-quality double glazing.

When double glazing is properly sealed, this completely removes the likelihood of condensation entering the property. It is also important to make sure that you check your windows regularly to make sure there are no breakages in the sealings. If your property is single-glazed, the best solution is to upgrade to double glazing.

Can Double Glazing Stop Condensation?

If you have single-glazed windows, the cold temperature on the outside transfers very easily inwards, resulting in condensation forming quickly, and can cause a number of problems inside the property.

When you install double glazing, because of the extra pane and insulated gap between the sheets of glass, there is far better thermal insulation between the inside and the outside of the property, resulting in reduced condensation.

Double glazing provides an insulating layer from the outside to the inside, which will reduce unwanted condensation and associated problems like moisture, mould, mildew, and water damage.

Why Upgrading to Double Glazing is Essential

Double glazing is an essential component in older properties. Many ex-council houses or homes that have been standing for over 100 years may not have been fitted with double glazing in recent years.

Approximately 7% of homes in the UK do not have double glazing, and if you are concerned that condensation is creeping into your property and is having an adverse effect on your home and potentially your health, it is critical to install double glazing, not just to guard against condensation, but also to improve the value of your property, reduce outside noise, and provide proper reinforcement.

At Cambridge Window Company, we provide double glazing to ensure your property can stay protected from condensation. Get in contact with us today for a free, no-hassle quote, and we will get to work on cancelling your condensation.

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