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Condensation around your windows most likely means it’s time for a replacement

Contrary to what most people believe, it is not always the type or quality of a window that determines whether the condensation of the window will occur or not. The installation process of the window, pre-existing structural factors and weather play an important role.

During certain times of the year or when the weather outside is particularly wet, you may notice the formation of condensation on your windows. When hot air in your home comes in contact with cold windows, it starts to cool, releasing moisture as it does. This results in condensation on the glass. One way to minimize condensation on your window is to control the humidity levels in your home. If your windows have been installed correctly by trained professionals, this should take care of the problem of condensation.

If you find that controlling moisture levels do not minimize condensation, you may want to consider replacement windows for your home.

CONDENSING AROUND THE WINDOW CAN CAUSE STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS

Excessive and continuous condensation of the window can cause a paint peeling or a wallpaper around the window to move away from the wall. The wood around your windows can deform, crack and rot with moisture. This can seriously damage the structural integrity of your home.

WINDOW CONDENSATION CAN CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS

In addition to the problems associated with the structure of your home, your family’s health may also be threatened if the condensation of the windows is neglected. Excessive condensation can promote the growth of mold and mildew. This can lead to a host of health problems, especially in people susceptible to mold or allergies, breathing difficulties and breathing disorders such as asthma.

When looking for replacement replacement windows in Quebec, look for products that will help you not only save on energy costs, but also protect your family’s health and comfort. All windows manufactured, designed and installed by Ecofibre Windows and Doors are Energy Star ™ certified. These windows are an ideal choice because they are designed to reduce energy costs and eliminate the problem of condensation.

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