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Is Window Condensation a Bad Thing?


Is window condensation a sign of window failure, or is it a non-issue? The short answer is: it depends. Condensation happens when there is a temperature difference between the two sides of the window pane. Hot humid air coming into contact with a cooler surface can condense, turning into droplets of water that accumulate on the glass surface.

Condensation is a tricky topic when it comes to window replacement. In some cases, it could mean that your windows are starting to show signs of aging and you need to get in touch with window contractors about replacement. However, in many other cases, condensation is harmless. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio discusses whether you should be concerned about window condensation.

Frequent Condensation Problems

Condensation on your replacement windows during some months of the year is normal, particularly during the summer or winter. The extreme temperatures brought about by these seasons can often lead to condensation on your glass panes. However, if you’re frequently seeing condensation droplets form, this could be a sign that your window’s seals have been broken. Contact your local window company for a thorough inspection if this is the case.

Mold and Mildew

The water droplets that form on your windows can drip into the window frame, creating an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. Signs of water problems on your windows manifest as discolored areas either on the frame or around the glass of your windows. Call your window contractor to address mold and mildew in or around your windows.

Condensation on Double- and Triple-Pane Windows

Your window company might explain to you that double- and triple-pane windows are specifically meant to prevent condensation problems. If you’re noticing condensation droplets forming on these types of windows, it’s important to contact the professionals right away.

Keep your windows condensation-free with the help of our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio. Give us a call at (210) 988-6466 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit or request a free estimate on new replacement windows today. We serve homeowners in San Antonio, and all neighboring communities in Texas.

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