Does Double Glazing Stop Condensation?
Do you want to learn how double glazing stops condensation? Here’s how a small upgrade can make a whopping difference!
You love winters for their foggy mornings, cold air, shorter days and quiet weather… Until you wake up to the not-so-delighting “fogged up windows” and have to deal with their ever-so troubling impacts like not being able to see outside, wet curtains, and water clogging up on the window bottoms, and more so, the walls below causing intense dampness and mould in your drywall and furniture.
It’s about time we got to the root of the problem and understood what really causes it.
Condensation usually occurs in any property, but it most definitely appears in homes that are fitted with single-glazed windows. It’s generally caused by both a lack of insulation and also a lack of ventilation. In scientific terms, the water vapour in the air deposits itself on surfaces that are at lower temperatures. When this moist air comes in contact with the old surfaces of your windows, it releases this moisture onto the glass in the form of water droplets.
The condensation forms in your home is primarily dependent upon these three factors:
- The amount of moisture in the air outside
- The air temperature inside your home
- The temperature of surfaces like windows and walls
The big question is – what should you do about condensation, and what changes could you make in order to fix and prevent it from happening?
The key condensation point is Windows, so the best solution, in this case, would be to make a robust upgrade for the long term and replace your single-glazed windows with double ones.
At Bergson & Eaton, we provide A-rated and superior-quality double-glazing solutions that are designed to offer plenty of benefits, like giving an effective insulating layer from the outside to the inside. As a result, it drastically reduces condensation and the problems associated with it – all while creating a warmer, healthier and drier home.
So – how does double glazing actually work?
We specialise in building long-lasting and cutting-edge aluminium windows, and the materials used in them are remarkably good at reducing condensation. They are rigid and reliable, so there’s less chance of seal breaking or forming of gaps. As these aluminium windows form a weatherproof barrier against the cold exterior environment, they effectively prevent moisture from forming on the inside.
With single-glazed windows, the surface temperature of the room-side surface is lower, which increases the risk of condensation. But a significant advantage of double glazing is that it increasingly helps reduce the heat in your home, thus improving the overall ventilation to equalise the humidity both inside and outside, as well as drawing out the unnecessary vapour.
Furthermore, double-glazing windows are made up of two panes of glass with space in between; the inner pane will be milder and warmer, resulting in a lower chance of condensation. Moisture and damage, heat retention, avoiding severe health impacts, and keeping unwanted mould and mildew at bay are just some of the many other benefits that your new set of windows could provide.
Getting condensation on your windows every single winter can sure be frustrating, but upgrading to double glazing and the benefits that come with it far outweigh any inconvenience.
We know that investing in double glazing can be a big decision, but our team of experts are here to guide you through the whole process and enlighten you about our range of guaranteed products that will help solve your condensation issues and beyond.
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