By installing plastic windows, the owners of the apartment hope that the problems of frost and condensation on the windows are a thing of the past. After all, advertising assures that these troubles are not terrible for double-glazed windows. But reality sometimes doesn’t live up to the hype. Should the appearance of condensate alert the owners of the premises? First you need to understand why it is formed.
Causes of fogging
The main reason for the formation of condensation drops on the surface of the windows is the difference between the temperature outside and the inside temperature when the humidity in the room is high. If it is large, for example, in severe frosts, even a high-quality three-layer double-glazed window will not protect drops of excess water from condensation from the air.
• Condensation often occurs during long cooking times on the stove. In a short time, a lot of moisture gets into the room, which falls out as condensate on any surfaces that have a temperature slightly lower than the air in the room. Usually such surfaces are window glass and iron batteries. An extractor hood installed directly above the stove will save you from this.
• The same person and pets evaporate a lot of liquid. Watering flowers and wet cleaning, ultimately, also leads to a supersaturation of the air with steam. In the absence of ventilation, the air is supersaturated with water vapor, and it easily forms condensation on the windows. Ventilation helps a lot with this.
The formation of condensation on plastic double-glazed windows can be considered the norm at high humidity indoors and a significant temperature difference between inside and outside!
• In other cases, the appearance of fogging on the windows is a sign of a poor-quality sealing process of the double-glazed window. Condensation itself will help determine this. If it appears on the inner glass, it means that there are holes in the double-glazed window into which moist air will enter. In this case, it is necessary to file a claim with the supplier, demanding the replacement of defective double-glazed windows.
• The cause of fogging may be a plastic frame that loosely presses the double-glazed window. In this case, there will be a characteristic slight fogging near the place of loose pressing. You need to carefully see, perhaps the case is in an incorrectly laid sealing gum. In other cases, this is a marriage that windows should be eliminated.
• Another reason may be poor sealing of the slopes of the window. Air from the street may fall through them. Getting into a warm room, it contributes to the formation of condensate. It is not necessary that the slopes have through holes on the street. It is enough for them to be very cold. The cold from the slopes will lead to the appearance of the difference in temperature and the loss of condensate. The sealing and insulation of window slopes will help to eliminate the problem.
These are the main reasons for the formation of water condensate on the windows.
Good microclimate to you!
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