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.

Prolonged condensation can damage your home causing:

  • decay in wood framing or corrosion of steel framing
  • damage to drywall, paint surfaces, wood flooring or carpets
  • damage to insulation inside walls
  • mold and mildew problems in your home

There are ways of lowering humidity levels in your home and potentially head off problems associated with condensation, but it can be difficult with the volatile outdoor temperatures that are at the root of the problem. Would new windows make a difference? Maybe. Give us a call for a free consultation. We’ll assess the situation for you and provide advice and options.