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Double Glazing Condensation problems
There are two types of common Double Glazing Condensation problems:
Problem 1 = Condensation between the glass
This type of condensation you can not touch the water or dampness with your finger. Please see the picture below
Problem 2 = Condensation on the inside of the glass
This type of condensation you can touch and feel the water / damp with your finger. Please see the picture below
Solution for your Double Glazing Condensation problems
Why have I got condensation between the glass of my double glazing? This is unit problem 1
The main reasons for condensation between the glass is due to old age, over 10 years normally. Or if the unit had been badly fitted (screw head, packing wedge or similar has pierced the edge of the unit).
Double glazed units that are south facing and over exposed to the sun, are less durable than double glazed units that are not in direct sunlight.
What do I do If I have condensation between the glass sealed unit?
- You will need to replace the unit, as the unit can not be fixed.
- Measure the width and the height of the glass sealed unit, then phone a local Glazier or Glass shop for a quote.
Why have I got condensation on the inside of my glass? This is unit problem 2
One reason for condensation on the inside of the glass could be lack of air flow in the room. For example if you shut your bedroom door and wake up in the morning with condensation running down your window glass, this is caused by lack of air flow.
Check your room for air bricks or vents in your windows and make sure they are not block and allow air to flow.
Some double glazed windows have a facility where you can lock them open in the vent position, this can solve the problem.
Heavy curtains or blinds can also cause this condensation on the inside of your windows.
However another possibility could be that your property has a damp problem in which case you would need a timber and damp specialist.
Effective and simple ways reduce condensation on the inside of your windows
- Check that there are no leaky water pipes, including radiators.
- Have good airflow by leaving your internal doors open such a your bedroom door at night
- If you prefer to sleep with the bedroom door closed, then perhaps fit a vent in the lower panel of the door which will allow airflow even when the door is shut.
- Windows can be locked in the vented position
- Heavy thick curtains could be preventing airflow, why not try living the curtains open to see if the problem is solved
- Check that your air bricks are not damaged or have been obstructed inside and outside
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