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Window Replacement for Condensation Problems

Window replacement is an extreme measure when trying to resolve the problem of condensation; there are easier measures that should be first taken; if these steps do not work, replacing windows could be a must for homeowners

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Many homeowners are concerned about condensation -- fog or frost -- forming on their windows and think window replacement is the best solution to their problem.

Window replacement can be a good option; however, there are steps people should take before making this decision.

Condensation is caused by high humidity in a house and the difference in the temperature inside and outside of the home.

This can generally be reduced or eliminated by taking a few simple steps.

Simple Condensation Solutions

Homeowners can reduce fog and frost condensation by cutting down the humidity in the home.

Condensation can be solved by opening windows and turning on fans, to create greater air flow and less humidity.

Doors can be opened in humid rooms, such as the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. When using hot water in these areas, the windows should be cracked open and a fan should be on.

People can also purchase dehumidifiers to help with the problem.

Window Condensation Solutions

If these easy solutions are not significantly effective in reducing window condensation, the problem may be the quality of windows in the home. Window replacement can solve this issue.

More energy-efficient windows can reduce moisture in the home by blocking heat loss, making the inside surface of the glass warmer and less likely to attract water particles from humid air.

Double-pane windows can eliminate the problem completely because they allow such a small amount of heat loss.

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) labels

When homeowners are reviewing a replacement window rating, they will want to look for National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) labels to determine the energy performance of the windows.

The most important aspect in solving this problem will be the condensation resistance (CR), which measures the ability of the windows to resist condensation. CR is expressed by a number between 0 and 100. The higher the CR rating, the more effective the windows are at resisting condensation formation.

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WindowReplacement.net connects people looking to replace their existing windows with the professionals who can get the job done right. To learn more about the benefits of window replacement and to get free window replacement estimates from local contractors, visit the website today!


Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

Publication Date: 10/6/2010
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