Why Is There Moisture Trapped Between My Window Panes?

Double glazing is one of those inventions that is so simple and effective, that you wonder why it took so long to become a standard feature of British homes. It is hugely useful when it comes to heat retention, saving on energy bills and cutting carbon emissions. The extra layer of glass also helps to make your home more secure and soundproof.

Today, most modern homes will benefit from double-glazed doors and windows. However, they do require some TLC every now and then to keep them in tip-top condition. One of the most commonly reported problems with double layered glass is that condensation begins to appear between the panes.

The reason you will find droplets of moisture between your glazed units is that the seal around the window has become loose or developed a gap over time. This allows the moisture that is carried in the air to get in between the panes.

You will often notice the problem is worse first thing in the morning, especially after a clear chilly night. As the air warms up, for example when you put the heating on or the sun rises, the droplets will vaporise. However, eventually, they will settle on the glass and the result is that pesky internal condensation which you can’t access to wipe clear.

The better ventilated your home is, for example with extract fans in good working order in the kitchen and bathroom, and opened windows when possible, the less chance condensation has to form. Obviously, it is not possible to eliminate humidity entirely from your home, and sometimes an older window will develop condensation in any case.

How you tackle the problem will depend on the age of your window, and what your budget is. Remember, there’s no need to replace the entire window. Many companies will repair individual glazed units for a very affordable price, so there’s no need to put up with unsightly dripping windows which can put a real downer on your day.


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