3 Tips for Preventing Window Condensation in Boca Raton, FL

Condensation is the process whereby moisture in the air turns to water when it comes into contact with a cool surface. During the summer, your indoor environment is cooler, and outdoor air moisture may condense on your windows’ exteriors. While condensation buildup on the outside of of your windows isn’t a health risk or a problem with regard to home maintenance, it can obstruct your view or just be aesthetically unappealing. Try the following tips to prevent exterior window condensation in Boca Raton, FL.

1. Trim Vegetation Around Your Home

Trees and shrubs around your house can increase humidity through transpiration. They absorb water through the roots and release it as vapor through the leaves. If they are close to your architectural windows, the released vapor may settle on the surface.

You can trim vegetation surrounding your home to allow for free air circulation, discouraging moisture formation on your windows. This will also allow the sun’s rays to reach the windows so that moisture can evaporate rapidly.

2. Raise Your AC Settings

When you use your air conditioner to reduce indoor temperatures, the windows can get cooler, creating ideal conditions for condensation. Setting your thermostat to a higher temperature can help  ensure that condensation does not occur on your windows by keeping them warmer.

3. Use a Water Repellent

If trimming your hedges and raising the temperature inside our home don’t do the trick, you can also try applying a spray-on water repellent – like you would use on your car’s windshield – to the exterior of your windows. This will encourage the formation of water droplets, which will run down the glass and off of the window.

If there is condensation between panes, it indicates faulty seals. To resolve this problem, contact our team at Boca Impact Window and Door to book an appointment for window replacement services.

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