What can the condensation do to windows?


I have cladding on my window frames so I am not sure replacing windows is an option.I have noticed windows that have condensation forming during winter months. What are my cheapers side options?What can the condensation do to windows?

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  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Mar 11, 2019

    The condensation will wick into the wood that’s under the cladding & rot it. Then we’re talking No Cheap Options with rotted wood. As in you can’t put this off.

    If you don’t have dual pane, gas filled windows, then it’s time to either get custom storm windows or replace them, a few at a time. They are replaceable.

  • Chaz Chaz on Mar 11, 2019

    If your condensation is on the inside the room on the bottom and where it locks together it might be high humidity in the room if you have double pane and it is between the glass the seals where you can not wipe it off are damaged. My window company put something called chimney blocks on my double pane windows in the upper and lower side tracks where there was air that was probably leaking in and it has been good so far? or a lot better. Only had moisture at bottom and where it locks when you closed them. I do not know what you have for windows or what they look like?

  • Meena Meena on Mar 11, 2019

    The condensation is in between the window panes.

  • Meena Meena on Mar 11, 2019

    I had a large window done few years ago, the company put small holes in the corners to release the condensation. Is that the cheapest way to go?

  • William William on Mar 11, 2019

    The seal has failed and the inert gas, Argon has leaked out. The repair you had done removes the condensation but won't last unless they also pumped in inert gas. Also the energy efficiency of the window has failed even with the repair. I don't know of the cost and if that is cheaper than replacing the glass panels. Ace Hardware does sell double pane glass panels and also install. If you don't care about the window efficiency then do the repair.