Nov 26, 2022

How To Avoid Window Condensation In The Winter

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Many Midwestern homeowners encounter sweaty house windows in the winter months.  While window condensation can seem like a minor problem, it can lead to severe issues.

Why Is Condensation Bad On Windows?

Window condensation happens in the winter when a home’s warm, humid air meets the window’s cold surface.  Condensation on windows in winter months or cold weather can damage the frame and surrounding walls.  Condensation can also create dry rot around windows, mold, an fungus.  Eliminating winter window condensation ensures that the health of your family remains intact.

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Reasons Why Condensation On Windows In Winter Happens

Home Humidity Levels Are Too High

Healthy home humidity levels in the winter are different than the summer.  As the outdoor temperatures drop, so should a home’s level of humidity.  For example, if it’s 10 degrees outside, the home humidity level for winter should be no more than 30%.

 lowering home humidity levels in the winter Window Replacement Is Needed

If your residential windows are not open and have ice forming on the inside, they may be due for replacement.  Frost around windows can mean that the glass pack is no longer performing as it should.

Best Replacement Options To Combat Window Condensation In Winter Months

Infinity® from Marvin windows are ideal Wisconsin and Minnesota homeowners.   Marvin replacement windows have glass that keeps heat in during the winter months.  In the summer, the windowpanes, work to keep heat out.  This means a more energy efficient home and lower heating and cooling bills.

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Western Wisconsin and Twin Cities residents relied on us since 1979 for windows. Our goal is to offer the best residential windows on the market.  We are proud to offer a lifetime workmanship warranty.

Because of the installation techniques we use, winter window replacement can take place.  This ensures that local homeowners aren’t stuck with a cold home and high energy bills all winter. Contact us today for more information or if you’re ready to start window replacement project, get a complimentary estimate.

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February 28, 2023

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February 20, 2023

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February 17, 2023

"Josh was here today and said the installers did a great job.  Looking forward to seeing you for the door estimate."

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February 2, 2023

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January 19, 2023

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