Condensation and moisture in the home can cause significant damage, if not addressed. It is a common issue in many households and also one that can be addressed easily. As well as finding ways to better manage excess moisture in the air in your home, you may want to consider having new windows fitted. This is a financial investment on your part but needs to be weighed up against the costs of damage caused by condensation. But, can double-glazed windows really help?

How does double-glazing work?

Most modern households, especially those built recently, will already have double-glazed windows. This works by trapping air between two panes of glass. The air’s role is to provide insulation, reduce heat loss and gain in the home and reduce noise pollution. During construction, this pocket of air is flushed with argon gas which further prevents the movement of heat through the glass panel. In doing so, you have a window that is stronger than non-glazed alternatives and helps to improve the thermal efficiency of your home.

Does double-glazing reduce condensation?

One of the other key roles of double-glazing is to reduce condensation. Because of the pocket of air trapped between the glass, the internal panes are warmer than the external ones. This, paired with the fact that these windows are designed to reduce heat loss both work together to considerably reduce condensation in the home.

It’s important to identify the cause of condensation before having all of your windows replaced. Double-glazing offers a host of benefits, including reducing household bills, improving safety and reducing noise pollution. However, replacement windows can be costly so this expenditure needs to be factored into your budget for home improvements first. Condensation is caused by high humidity so the goal is to eliminate moisture in the air. Some ways to do this include:

  • Upgrade the insulation in your building.
  • Make sure that air can effectively circulate and there is adequate ventilation.
  • Invest in a dehumidifier or use an AC to manage humidity.

How can Castle Home Improvements help?

We are proud to be one of the leading suppliers of modern UPVC double-glazed windows in Bridgwater, Taunton and the surrounding areas. With over 20 years of experience, we’re here to help you reduce condensation and improve the efficiency of your home. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please do get in contact here today.