During the summer months, the windows in your home are open more often throughout the day and night. However, during the winter months, you might notice a build-up of moisture on your windows. Although annoying, is this actually a problem? Well, in short, yes it can be if not dealt with. This build-up of moisture can lead to mould development which will weaken your windows and could eventually affect your health.

In this article, we look at what causes this build-up of moisture, why it shouldn’t be left untreated, and how to get rid of it. Read on to find out more.

What causes moisture build-up?

During the colder months of the year, we have the heating on which generates heat inside our homes. When this warm air combines with cold air from the outside on the surface of the glass on your windows, it can cause condensation to build if there is a weakness.. For example, if a seal is broken in your windows.

How to get rid of condensed moisture

Left untreated, this condensed moisture can cause a range of issues, including:

  • mould, which in turn will weaken your window frames and possibly affect your health
  • your windows becoming less energy efficient due to heat loss
  • your home feeling colder, as your windows are no longer keeping the warm air in. This could lead to an increase in your energy bills as you use your heating more often to compensate.

Fear not though, as there are things that you can do to fix the problem.

Replace the window

The best option to fix condensation build-up may be to replace your window or windows. Cosyhomes Windows has 45 years of experience in double-glazed window repairs and replacement. We can advise you on the best solution to remove condensation. You may not need to replace the entire window depending on how severe the problem is. We will discuss the options with you and offer our best solution to keep your windows performing at their best long-term.

Professional assistance

Another option may be for a professional to clean your affected window or windows. They will drill holes into the corners of your double pane windows and insert a cleaning solution. This can then be sucked through the bottom hole and vent plugs inserted into the small holes, allowing air and water to flow freely once again.

Expert help and advice

We hope that you’ve found this advice on window moisture useful but don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to arrange a consultation.

Cosyhomes Windows is here to answer any questions that you may have and advise you on the best option for your home. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.