You may be wondering why your double glazed windows are steaming up and you might even be worried that there’s something wrong with your double glazing.

In this article, we discuss the varying factors of double glazing condensation and why in most cases, you need not worry.

But before we carry on, we need you to stop reading for a second and go take a look at your double glazing to see if the window suffers from any of the below conditions:

  • Windows steamed up from the outside
  • Windows steaming up on the inside
  • Condensation built up between the two glass panes

Once you have identified which one you’re currently experiencing, we can now help you diagnose the issue and suggest ways to fix it.

Windows steamed up from the outside

The most common question on the list and the easiest one to answer.

If you’re experiencing double glazing condensation from the outside of your double glazing, then this is a key indicator that your double glazing is performing perfectly fine and is of high energy efficiency.

Why?

Because it keeps the heat within the house whilst deflecting the cold air on the outside window. And by doing so, this creates condensation but means that your double glazing is working as it should.

Windows steaming up on the inside

If you’re experiencing condensation and moisture on the inside of your windows, this again doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with your double glazing, it just means there is poor ventilation throughout the home.

If you’re drying clothes on the inside or you’ve had a shower or bath, you might find that your windows steam up. 

The simple tip here is to open a window slightly or turn on an extractor fan to increase the airflow within the home and to let the hot air escape, thus minimising the condensation and moisture build-up in the home.

Condensation built up between the two glass panes

If you see condensation between the two glass panels then this is a key indicator that your double glazing may not be working as it should be and this is cause for concern.

However, by getting in touch with Matthew Oliver Windows and Doors, we will come out to assess the situation and repair or replace your double glazing.

It may be that the window seal has failed and cold air is getting through the first window, stopping at the second window, which effectively means you have single glazed windows.

So it’s best to get this seen to and fixed as soon as possible by double glazing professionals.

How Matthew Oliver Windows and Doors can help

In most cases, if you’re experiencing condensation build-up in your home, you probably don’t need to worry as this may either be that your double glazing is working fine, or that you simply need to increase the airflow within the home.

But if you’re finding condensation between your double glazing, this is cause for concern.

Get in touch with Matthew Oliver Windows and Doors today and we’ll be able to best advise on what to do next. It may be that you will need to arrange an appointment with us to come out to the property to see what the problem is before we make any adjustments.

But once we’re confident we know what the problem is, we will be able to offer help and suggest what to do next.

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