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What Are the Common Causes of Window Fog?

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.

Poor Ventilation

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.

Deteriorating Seals

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.

Leaking Gas

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.

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