Blog > Category > Posted: 2018-Nov-15, Updated: 2023-May-05

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.

Lots of things contribute to condensation

Don't let window condensation be a constant headache. Take proactive measures to keep your home warm, dry, and comfortable. Start by checking for any signs of loose or missing caulking around your windows, improper installation, or damage to the window frames. Also, make sure that your windows are properly insulated to prevent cold air from seeping in. And don't forget to inspect both the interior and exterior of your windows for any visible issues.

But here's the good news: with advancements in window technology, you no longer have to suffer from excessive condensation. Modern windows come equipped with features to combat and minimize the problem, even in extreme weather conditions. So, invest in high-quality windows and enjoy a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.

What do window installers/manufacturers do to minimize condensation?

Window manufacturers use several techniques to decrease condensation (increase the condensation resistance) on your windows:

  • Using convection-limiting inert gases sealed between window panes
  • Offering triple-glazed glass options
  • Applying Low-E (low emissivity) coatings to increase the temperature of the glass surface and reflect heat back into the room
  • Using insulating spacers between the panes of glass to reduce heat loss and condensation
  • Designing multi-chambered frames and sashes to help reduce heat transfer and prevent moisture buildup
  • Incorporating non-conducting sashes and frames
  • Meeting or exceeding standard CR value that measures window effectiveness in condensation resistance
  • Creating airtight fits on operational windows

By implementing these strategies, window manufacturers can produce high-quality windows that are more resistant to condensation, keeping your home warm and dry, even in the most extreme weather conditions.

Answering the question

Yes, replacing old windows with new ones can help resolve condensation issues in your home. Older windows may have less insulation and be less effective at keeping the interior of your home at a consistent temperature, which can lead to more condensation.

Newer windows are often designed with better insulation and materials that reduce heat loss, which can help prevent condensation from forming. Additionally, some newer windows have features such as low-E coatings or gas fills that further reduce heat transfer and condensation.

It's important to note that there are other factors that can contribute to condensation, such as high humidity levels in the home, poor ventilation, or inadequate insulation in other areas of the home. Therefore, while new windows can help address condensation issues, it may be worth considering other solutions as well, such as improving ventilation or adding insulation.

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