Have you ever noticed your windows suddenly accumulating or generating moisture when the weather gets cold? This moisture often appears on both the interior and exterior of the window itself and may seem like just a small nuisance that obstructs your view.

Window Condensation

However, window condensation and the resulting moisture buildup on the window surface is actually a warning sign. In the first part of this two-part blog, Tittle Brothers Construction explains how moisture develops on your windows.

Moisture and Condensation

Window condensation occurs when moist or warm air comes into contact with a colder surface. When this happens, the excess moisture in the air condenses (turns to water). This process occurs because the cool air that’s next to the cold surface can’t hold as much moisture as the warmer air surrounding it.

When there’s condensation on your windows, it may mean that there’s too much humidity in your indoor spaces. We recommend you take this as a warning sign that the excess indoor humidity may be causing unseen damage to your home.

Indoor Moisture: Where Does It Come From?

Indoor moisture can originate from many things, ranging from the steam coming from your stove, showering, to just breathing. This moisture is relatively benign, but too much causes condensation to appear on your windows. Fog on your windows is the common manifestation of too much indoor moisture, but what happens when it appears between the panes?

Moisture Between The Glass

If you notice your windows “sweating” or accumulating moisture between the glass panes, it’s a sign of seal failure. Our team recommends you get window repair done when you notice this since the accumulated moisture can cause the glass itself to shatter. Additionally, it also prevents your windows from properly ventilating and insulating your home.

Be on the lookout for part two of this blog where we discuss solutions that address window condensation. For more information on our services, give us a call at (877) 228-5658. We offer window repair throughout Ann Arbor, MI.