4 Seasons of condensation

Condensation can form on the inside or outside of a window at any time of the year depending on humidity levels, the temperature, and differing environmental conditions both inside and outside a home.

Small Business Week

Bayview Windows Receives Small Business Award
From October 20th to October 26th, 2019, thousands of Canadian small business owners came together to celebrate, learn, and network with other entrepreneurs. As part of the celebration, the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade took a day to celebrate the little guys by sponsoring Ottawa’s inaugural Small Business Awards - honouring companies in the Ottawa area with fewer than 10 employees and a success story to tell.

Anatomy of a garage door - interior view

Anatomy of a window - interior view
Although at first glance a garage door seems like a relatively simple concept. For the purposes of describing the individual components, a garage door can become a complex grouping of whatchamacallits and thingamajigs that make it impossible to convey to others.

What causes window condensation?

Condensation is a visible condition that can be characterized by fogging and ice formation on the inside of windows. In Ontario, we most often see condensation on windows in extreme temperatures during the winter months.

Will new windows solve your condensation problems?

If you've taken the recommended steps to reduce the humidity in your home and continue to experience condensation problems, other problems may exist.

Ideal in-home temperature & humidity levels for winter

thermo-hygrometer
Home interior temperature and relative humidity is often a matter of personal preference, however, exceeding recommended levels can lead to health issues in your home.

Why it's important to take condensation seriously

Ice buildup on patio door due to condensation - hard wood floor damage
It's easy to ignore the effects of condensation on windows, after all what's a little water? Although sometimes it looks like nothing is happening, it is only a matter of time before the compounding little droplets of water make their way into places you cannot see.

How to prevent condensation problems

Three steps that you can take to try prevent condensation issues from occurring in your home.

It's not always your window's fault.

Not all windows are full of hot air - Not any more!

There are lots of things that make one window better than the other​ and long gone are the days that multi-pane windows were filled with air. Today's windows are filled with gas and choosing the right gas could make a noticeable difference to your home's comfort, energy costs and your wallet.

Window spacers, what's the difference?

When it comes to the energy-efficiency of a multi-pane window, do window spacers really make that much of a difference? Some would argue it's the most important component of a window.