Condensation in windows
Windows are one of the coldest surfaces in a house. Condensation forms on a window when the temperature of the glass is below the dew point of the air and the warm air that contacts it cools rapidly. Like glass, metal is also a poor insulator. If the window has a metal frame, condensation also occurs on the frame.
Activities such as cooking, washing or bathing will often result in some condensation on windows for short periods of time during cold weather. If windows are consistently wet, or water stains appear on ceilings or walls, prompt action should be taken to avoid further problems. ame, condensation also occurs on the frame
Our restoration process
, which includes the installation of a micro-vent directly on the surface of the glass solves the humidity problem between the panes.
What you end up with is a window which defogs itself and stays permanently fog free. Once our technicians have done their work, the fluid dynamics within the glass unit are different.
The micro-vents become active when heat or sunlight increases pressure within the window causing the water vapour to escape through the micro-vents.