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Is Window Condensation a Serious Issue?

Is Window Condensation a Serious Issue?

28 December

Is Window Condensation a Serious Issue?

Condensation is something all of us are familiar with. From beads of water sliding down the sides of a cold drink to dewy grass in the mornings and fogged car windows, condensation is a part of our daily lives. While it can be a nuisance in some ways, you may have never considered before that it could potentially be a serious issue in certain circumstances. Homeowners, in particular, may begin to wonder if the condensation that covers their windows could cause any real damage. After all, water damage is one of the biggest issues a homeowner can face, and while window condensation is a much smaller scale than, say, a slab leak, condensation is still a form of water, and it makes sense to worry how this could affect your home and windows. Here at Doppler Construction, we are familiar with windows and all related issues and are here to help with any of your concerns.

What is Window Condensation?

Window condensation occurs when humid air comes into contact with a cold surface resulting in droplets of water. Condensation on your home windows is most likely to happen during particularly cooler or warmer weather when the cold or warm air outside comes into contact with your air-conditioned or warm, humid air inside. Condensation on your windows can happen in a few different ways. The water droplets can appear on the outside of your window panes, most likely in summer, or on the inside of your windows, which is more common in winter. While it is less common, it is also possible for condensation to appear in between double and triple-paned windows. This happens when there is a break in the seal between the panes, and condensation or dirt can now get between the panes.   

The Dangers of Window Condensation

Condensation on the outside or inside of your windows is not necessarily a cause for concern and actually indicates your windows, and home heating and air are working well! Condensation on the inside of the window can cause some minor issues like unhealthy air quality if left alone or is happening in excess. If this happens, there are a few things you can do:

  • Use a dehumidifier or turn off the humidifier if you have one running; this will help alleviate humid air in the home, contributing to condensation inside.
  • Open a window or use a fan to get fresh air and circulation in the home.

The worst-case scenario when it comes to window condensation is having condensation between the panes of double or triple-paned windows. This means you have a broken window seal, and it needs to be addressed. There are a few fixes you can try, such as trying to locate and repair any broken seals or drilling a hole in the glass to defog the space between panes. Both of these options offer some quick fixes but will ultimately leave you with a flawed window. You may try one of these fixes at first, but in the long run, a replacement window is the best way to deal with a broken window seal.

How Can Doppler Construction Help?

Doppler Construction has been assisting homeowners with their window needs for many years. Our trained professionals are experienced in all types of window repairs and replacements. If you find yourself dealing with unwanted window condensation, give us a call today to get a free quote on a replacement or repairs!


If you have questions or would like a free estimate we’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 219-661-1011 to see what Doppler Construction can do for you and your family.

(219) 661-1011
1027 E. Summit St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
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