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How to Reduce Condensation on WindowsBy admin
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
When moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, it releases its moisture onto the surface, as it is unable to carry it further.
Humidity, and, therefore, the level of moisture in the air, is normally higher during the cooler months of the year, and so you may notice a build-up of condensation on windows during Autumn and Winter.
This may be on your external walls or windows. Condensation can, unfortunately, become stagnant and cause mould to grow where it is, as well as stain your windows and obstruct your vision out of them.
Double Glazing vs Triple Glazing
The most efficient way to reduce condensation on windows concerns the windows themselves… and their glazing.
Windows act differently to walls and roofs in that they can conduct heat, and, consequently, are often warm to the touch.
This means that you’re more likely to spot condensation on windows – not just because they’re transparent glass, but also because they’re more likely to be warmer than the air around them.
Double glazed windows definitely help reduce heat loss, with their structure trapping, and holding in air, between the two panels of glass.
However, triple glazed windows act more as a heat-maintenance insulation would; and so whilst keeping you warmer in your home, won’t actually heat up the glass window as much. This, therefore, reduces the level of condensation which can form upon the windows.
Manufactured in the UK, and fitted by Britain’s triple glazing specialists, Liniar windows are the best window profile system available on the market. Home Logic fit Liniar windows around the country, and are available to discuss your property’s individual requirements on the phone
Why Triple Glazing Takes the Lead
Triple glazed windows are, perhaps unsurprisingly, comprised of three panels of glass with two cavities inbetween. Air enters each of these cavities, and therefore blocks the conduction of air between the window and the outside world.
Three panels of glass are the optimum amount for allowing light to enter whilst not becoming too heavy and cumbersome and not allowing air transference to take place.
Double glazing does not offer adequate energy efficiency, and quadruple glazing (four panels of glass with three cavities) is considered too thick, as it inhibits light, and compromises visibility.
Triple glazing is now available in the UK and has proved to be the most thermally efficient window solution available.
When fitted with solid frames, triple glazing also acts as an effective security barrier, not only preventing unlawful entry to your property, but also minimising glass-breakage accidents as well.
Windows with triple glazing will rank considerably better than those with single or double glazing on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), having being proved to be up to 50% more efficient than the latter, and to be the most thermally efficient window solution available.
Manufactured in the UK, and fitted by Britain’s triple glazing specialists, Liniar windows are the best window profile system available on the market. Home Logic fit Liniar windows around the country, and are available to discuss your property’s individual requirements on the phone.
Initial conversations are completely free, with no obligation to purchase, and home surveys are available. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!
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