Double Glazing vs Condensation

Double Glazing vs Condensation

Double Glazing vs Condensation

Condensation is a common issue faced by homeowners, particularly during colder months. It occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, such as windows, resulting in water droplets. This can lead to problems like mould growth, damp spots, and window damage. At Ecostar, we have come up with ways that can help prevent condensation. Read on to learn more.

Common Causes and Solutions of Double Glazing

Double glazing includes two thick panes of glass with a robust thermal barrier, keeping natural heat indoors and cold air outside. This saves significant amounts of money on energy bills, letting you spend on the things that matter. The thermal barrier reduces the gap between the interior and exterior. We offer a wide selection of uPVC windows that have double glazing built in, keeping your home warmer.

A common cause of condensation is when the sealant and aperture fail, resulting in water seeping through the gaps. It causes water ingress, which damages the plaster and surrounding walls, causing an unsightly look. If this has happened to your window, the seals may need replacing. These are cheap and easy to replace. However, if you struggle to do this yourself, our dedicated team will help you.

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How To Control Humidity Levels

Double glazing is crucial in controlling humidity by preventing warm, moist air from reaching the cold window surface. The insulating layer between the glass panes acts as a barrier, reducing heat transfer and keeping the window surface closer to room temperature. This prevents the window from reaching the dew point, where condensation forms.

Faulty spacer bars, which separate the glass panes and maintain the gap between them, can contribute to condensation in double glazing. If the spacer bar is not properly sealed or insulated, moisture penetrates the window, leading to condensation. High-quality double glazing systems incorporate advanced spacer bar technology to prevent the risk of condensation.

Each spacer contains a material called desiccant, which can quickly be satuated by moisture which turns into condensation. One key solution is to repair the window. The professionals at Ecostar can help, by drilling a hole into the spacer bar for extra ventilation. Alternatively, you can replace the glazing, which prolongs the window’s lifespan.

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Use a Dehumidifier

Another way of reducing your condensation levels is to use a dehumidifier. This will extract moisture from the air, significantly improving your home’s ventilation.

Alternatively, if you have a kitchen that leads into the outdoors, install an extractor fan. This is ideal if you are cooking, as it removes excess moisture from the kitchen.

Condensation on the Outside Pane

As your double glazed windows get older, the seals deteriorate over time. Water droplets will appear on your window, resulting in more leaks in your home.

To solve the problem, you will need to repair or replace the window. The sealed unit can be easily replaced, and it will save you money. However, replacing the window is a more expensive option, although this increases your market value in the long term. uPVC windows have a lifespan between 15-20 years. Our replacement windows are A rated for thermal efficiency, which locks in heat captured by the sun, reducing your energy bills straight away.

Additional Benefits of Double Glazing:

Apart from condensation reduction, double glazing offers several other advantages. It improves thermal efficiency by reducing heat loss through windows, giving you a comfortable temperature all year round. Double glazing also provides superior sound insulation, reducing external noise. What’s more, your security is enhanced, warding off intruders. You and your family will be kept safe over time.

Invest In Double Glazing With Ecostar Today

We understand that condensation is frustrating to homeowners in Australia. If you want to replace your windows, get in touch with the friendly team at Ecostar today. With unbeatable lead times and a professional service, we will help you with your window.  

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