Retrofit Double Glazing can help you reduce the likelihood of condensation, keeping your home warmer, drier and healthier all year around.
Condensation is that “crying look” that single glazed windows get.
Removing moisture - It is important to note that the average home releases around 8 litres of water a day into the air, from activities such as cooking, showering, clothes-drying, indoor plants etc.
To help remove excess moisture, ventilation is key. Solutions for this can include extractor fans, dehumidifiers, air conditioning, and we would recommend using venting handles which our consultants will discuss with you.
Windows don’t create condensation. It is the moisture level in the air that causes this to happen. In humid New Zealand conditions, at lower internal temperatures there is a greater chance of condensation forming on the inside of the windows. This can be a serious problem, as it causes mould, mildew, and, in some cases, can also rot timber window frames. With a warmer home the chance of condensation reduces.
It is important to have other insulation within your home, double glazing alone does not complete the puzzle. i.e. roof, walls, windows and floor.
You might also want to check out the Window and Glass Association guide on how to reduce moisture within your home. Click here to view.
If keeping your home drier is important to you click here to view more information.