Why do my windows always build condensation first? Here in Miami, Florida, where the heat never ceases, we really only see condensation early in the mornings and on that rare winter’s day that is actually cold. This is because condensation essentially is created when hot air meets cold air. Glass tends to keep the lowest temperature in your household, and, as your windows keep in warm, condensation layers the glass. Impact glass products in particular get a lot of condensation as they are airtight. But is condensation a problem? Learn all about condensation and how to get rid of condensation and more in this handy guide! Here at Florida Engineered Glass, our goal is to provide you the best hurricane windows and doors Miami has to offer, and to teach you how to take care of them.
The Science of Condensation
Condensation has everything to do with moisture. When warm, humid air meets cooler, dry air, condensation is created on the nearest surfaces. That’s why grass is covered with dew in the morning, and why windows are covered in hazy water droplets. The warmer the air and the more moisture held in it, the more condensation that is created upon impact with cold air.
So if you’ve more condensation on your impact windows and doors, it actually just means they’re doing their job— impact glass products are airtight, keeping warm air definitively inside, and cold air definitely outside. While this helps you keep control of your house’s temperature (unlike older, drafty windows), you do want to keep an eye on your condensation— it could be just the clue you need to tell that something’s wrong.
How To Get Rid of Condensation On Your Impact Products
Many of the hurricane windows and doors Miami locals have installed in their homes build up a lot of condensation. While this in itself isn’t too much cause for worry, lots of condensation can leave behind lots of water for you to clean up and make it harder to see through your windows. Or, sometimes it can be a sign of something worse. We’ll teach just how to take care of that condensation.
During warmer months, it’s hot inside and outside, so you don’t have to worry as much. In the colder months, even out the temperature of air inside and outside by briefly opening a window to reduce condensation. Also increase air circulation in your home by opening drapes and blinds.
But when does condensation become a problem? It’s good to keep an eye out for water marks, peeling paint, and mold and mildew growth around the windows, and this can indicate a number of structural problems. But what you really need to watch for is condensation in the glass. Impact products are composed of a high-grade aluminum frame and 2 layers of glass, sealed together with a layer of PVB. If there is condensation in between these layers, the strength of your windows could be compromised, leading to serious damage to your home in times of emergency. That’s when you call for more extensive repairs.
Hurricane Windows and Doors Miami Locals Trust
Miami sees a lot of bad weather. Whether you’re protecting your business or home, it’s important to be prepared. That’s why Florida Engineered Glass provides the best impact glass products to resist most any kind of forces nature can throw at us. Learn how to get rid of condensation and how to protect your home with our impact glass windows.