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Storm Window Condensation
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Condensation occurs where moist air comes into contact with a
surface, which is at a lower temperature, such as a window.
Condensation in houses is mainly a winter problem. Generally, it
forms when warm moist air is generated in living areas and then
moves to the colder parts of the home.
Condensation is encouraged by poor air circulation where stagnant
air pockets form. Mold growth is the first sign that you have poor
air circulation. One way to not only prevent mold growth, but also
the condensation forming on your windows, is to install proper
ventilation that is consistent through out the whole house.
It is common for condensation to form on single glazed windows. If
you do own single glazed windows, you may want to invest in
secondary glazing. But remember that you should not install the
secondary glazing on all of your windows, for some ventilation is
Other options include adding exhaust fans, a dehumidifier to your
heating system, and having your heating and cooling system checked
for blockages. If these suggestions do not solve your problem, you
may need to install brand new windows. Consider new double-glazed
windows or new wood or vinyl framed windows with spectrally