Advice against condensation
At present, both doors and windows with insulating glass are regarded as a necessity and not just as a fad, as is the case in the last years. The majority of owners of such vital elements that provide the optimal comfort of a home, room or space encounter a rather serious problem, namely condensation.
What is condensation?
As a physical process, it is represented by the passage of vapor or gas in the liquid state. In the case of glass windows or doors, if the glass temperature drops below the dew point temperature, the water vapor found in the air will condensate as droplets on the cooler surface of the object. Depending on the humidity in the air depends on the size of the water droplets. For example, if the air is warmer, it can retain high water vapor. The term saturated air is also known if the limit of the amount of such vapor is exceeded.
If you are wondering where the water vapors lead to the formation of condensation, then we offer some examples that contribute to its formation:
Breathing people in that room
Cooking steam caused by cooking or the cooking appliance itself
From the washing process (hot water is the contributing factor)
The plants in that room
Materials used in new buildings (including cement, slats, adhesives, bricks or wood, but also other materials)
What are the main factors that cause condensation within a room?
Regarding the production of condensation in the interior, there are three essential factors that are manifested in this respect:
The amount of water vapor that the air contains: this factor can easily be controlled by owners or those facing the adverse effects of condensation by ensuring effective ventilation in the room
Room temperature value: If you notice condensation, you can provide a higher indoor temperature than the outside to keep a larger amount of water vapor without condensation
Outside temperature value: this can not be controlled, as the weather conditions vary from season to season and from day to day. The only aspect that can be acted upon is the higher indoor temperature compared to the outside.
The PVC profiles in the windows with double-glazed windows are specially designed due to the insulating qualities to ensure the reduction of the heat loss from the inside to the exterior, but if the condensation is identified, the first step in its control is its exact localization, thus :
If the condensation is seen between the glass sheets then it is definitely a defect related to the thermopan seal
If the surface of the window glass is affected by condensation, you should notice that the surface temperature of the glass is too low compared to the room water vapor
How to efficiently reduce condensation?
When condensation is formed on that surface inside the room, it can be reduced by:
Ensuring natural or artificial ventilation in that room
Wall vents must be installed or cleaned as required
Installing hoods above steam-generating appliances (eg stoves)
Sealing and keeping the interior doors closed
Slight increase in room temperature
The presence of a permanent home heating source in the cold season
Buying radiators and positioning them under windows when it is necessary to keep the temperature of the interior glass at a balanced level
If you are not able to reduce condensation, you need to call the services of a professional who can handle the repairs needed for windows with double-glazed windows.