If your windows fog up on chilly mornings, you might need to upgrade to insulated-glass replacement windows.
Now that chilly nights have arrived in the Central Valley, you might be one of those homeowners who awakens in the morning to wet windows. No, not wet on the outside. Wet on the inside from condensation. The explanation is pretty simple, according to greenbuildingelements.com: When warm inside air hits the colder glass of the window, the air cools and may deposit “dew” on your glass.
The villain might be poor ventilation in your home.
“Moisture from showers, respiration, and cooking tends to build up in our homes during the winter, causing window condensation, mold and mildew growth, and possibly even rot,” greenbuildingelements says. “Not only will moisture build up in a home with inadequate ventilation, but household cleaning chemicals, off-gassed chemicals from plastics and other synthetic items, allergens, mold spores, dust, radon gas, and a lot of other nasties can also create unhealthy indoor air.”
One solution to that, is to upgrade your ventilation system.
But the culprit might be something else – your windows. Particularly if they’re old.
“Condensation on the inside of your windows during the winter may indicate that you should look at upgrading your windows to function with LEED efficiency,” greenbuildingelements says.
Upgrading your windows has other advantages. New windows improve the looks and curb appeal of your home. And they’ll help conserve energy and bring costs down.
If you’re interested in upgrading to insulated-glass replacement windows, the place to call is Don’s Mobile Glass. We have offices in Modesto, Manteca, Turlock and Merced to serve you. And we’ve been supplying residential glass, commercial glass, architectural glass and auto glass to home- and business owners in the Central Valley for more than 50 years. We also supply glass shower doors and insulated-glass skylights in addition to insulated-glass replacement windows. We’re also the Favorite Window Replacement company of the 150,000-plus readers of the Modesto Bee, which covers six counties – Stanislaus, southern San Joaquin, Merced, Tuolumne, Calaveras and parts of Mariposa.