If you have noticed fog forming on or inside of your windows, there are
a few different causes that may be to blame. Some reasons for
window fog require a replacement window to repair while others can be easily fixed.
Today, new homes are constructed to offer superior insulation. While this
improves energy efficiency, it also means that much of the moisture inside
your home will say there unless you take steps to manage your indoor air’s
humidity. If you notice that fog forms around the corners of your windows
when the outdoor temperature drops, this is an indicator that there are
high levels of humidity inside your home. When left alone, the moisture
condensation can lead to mold and mildew growth on your windows. To reduce
moisture levels in your home, open one window for a few minutes each day,
turn on a dehumidifier, or run your bathroom fans.
Over time, the seals on your windows can break down and allow outside air
to penetrate the space between the layers of glass. When this occurs,
you will usually see fog developing between the panes of glass as a result
of the outside air’s moisture condensing into droplets. Luckily,
a failed moisture seal can be repaired by installing a new panel, rather
than a completely new window.
Insulated windows are often constructed to hold Argon gas in between the
layers of glass. The Argon’s purpose is to act as an insulator between
the outside and inside air. If fog forms on the interior side of the window
and in the center of the glass, your window probably has a gas leak. Without
the Argon gas, your window may no longer offer much insulation, and you
should consider installing a replacement window.
If you have window fog in Orlando, contact Window World today at (407)
734-2996. We specialize in windows that are custom made for your home,
offer industry leading window financing, and are
America’s largest window replacement company.