Condensation forms because of temperature differences between the outside world and the inside of your house. It’s more common in winter when the cold air comes into contact with the warmer glass of your windows. This leads to moisture in the air forming droplets on the glass.
This is problematic because it can result in water damage to your property. Condensation can cause paint to peel and rot to form and leave unsightly stains on the wallpaper. It also increases the risk of mould and its associated health problems. Having to sort out a repair bill while simultaneously dealing with a chest infection is not an enjoyable experience.
Reducing condensation has been a key objective for the home improvement industry for decades now. Thanks to advances in technology, it is less problematic than it once was, and aluminium windows are very good at cutting it down.
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When fitted with double glazing, aluminium windows are remarkably good at reducing condensation. They are strong and reliable, so there’s less chance of the seals breaking or gaps forming. Aluminium windows form a weatherproof barrier against the outside world, and there’s less chance of moisture forming on the inside.
One other benefit is that aluminium windows are less prone to water damage. Old-fashioned timber windows are vulnerable to the elements and will get worn down over time, but aluminium is more resilient. The water won’t penetrate the surface layer so the metal won’t rot, and you won’t get any off-putting blemishes either. There will still be days when you get condensation on your windows, but they’re less likely to be affected.
If you’re still anxious about condensation in your home, there are a few other things you can do. For starters, it’s more likely to occur in areas with a high humidity level like the bathroom or kitchen. Installing an extractor fan in those rooms will help expel the water vapour, and you can prevent it from spreading throughout the rest of the house by keeping doors shut when cooking or running a shower.
If an extractor fan isn’t an option or isn’t quite doing the job, you could try investing in a dehumidifier. These were once thought to be extravagant items but they’re surprisingly useful, and nowadays it’s easy to find a reasonably priced one. And last but not least, try to resist drying your laundry on your radiators.
Whoever invents a window that is one hundred per cent effective against condensation will become very rich indeed. Until that happens though, aluminium windows are a great choice. If you’d like to know more, you’re welcome to contact us and we’ll answer any questions you have. We can be reached via email at email@example.com or by calling 01706 260700. We can’t wait to hear from you.