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A Twin Cities Roofing Company Helps Customers Prevent the Most Damaging Summer Window Problem


Window condensation does much more than obscure the view through a window.  It will eventually leak and drip onto the surrounding wood and drywall. This will lead to damaged paint, decay and even dangerous mold growth.

Window installers and roof contractors get the most complaints about window condensation in the winter and summer months. Window condensation is most common in winter and summer months when homes are heated or cooled to a temperature significantly different than outside.  In the summer, condensation forms on the outside of a window, in the winter, it will form on the inside. 

Window condensation results from a combination of surface temperature and moisture in the air, or humidity.  Moisture is put into the air inside your home during every day activities such as showering and laundry.  The moisture settles on the window when the surface of the window is cooler than the dew point temperature of the air touching the window. 

According to Tradition Roofing and Exteriors, Minneapolis based roof contractors, ( there are two steps to take to prevent window condensation.

The first step is to upgrade to energy efficient windows. The best windows are going to have three or more layers of insulation to keep the inside glass surface temperatures closer to the room’s air temperature. It is also important to add storm windows in northern climates.

A reputable roofing company can be found by searching the National Roofing Association website.  Reputable roofing companies will be able to install super energy efficient windows.

The second step in controlling window condensation is to control humidity.  Ventilation is key.  Exhaust fans should be used while bathing and cooking, and for at least ten minutes afterward. Opening up windows, when possible, is also helpful.  Opening up blinds and curtains allows air to flow against windows and helps prevent condensation.  Dehumidifiers can also be used to dry the air. 


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