At this time of year, you might start to notice condensation forming on the inside of the windows in your Andersen doors. When this happens, many consumers may find themselves wondering if this means that there's something wrong with their doors. Knowing the answer to that question, and knowing what you can do about the problem, can help you prevent it from happening again in the future.
If the window in your Andersen door gets condensation on it, does that meant there's something wrong with the door?
Condensation can form on windows at this time of year because the temperature of the glass is cool and the temperature of the air in your home is warm. When the warm, moist air in your home touches the glass in your door, the temperature of the air drops and the moisture in the air becomes deposited on the glass. This is a natural occurrence and is similar to what happens when moisture forms on the surface of a cold drinking glass in the summer.
This is not an indication of a problem with your door, but more of a problem with moisture in your home. If the glass in your door becomes foggy, but no other windows in your home gets foggy, this means that the entry way near the door has high humidity, which could be the result of a leak. If the glass in all the windows of your home becomes foggy during winter, then you've got a ventilation problem in your home.
What should you do to correct the problem?
If the glass in your door is the only glass in your home that experiences fogginess, then you should have a contractor come look for leaks or signs of an ice dam in your home. If all your windows are foggy, you should attempt to dehumidify your home by taking the following measures:
- Run a dehumidifier. Move the dehumidifier to a new room each day. Periodically, be sure to run it in the entryway near the door.
- Have a contractor inspect your attic and make ventilation modifications or repairs if needed.
- Run the ventilation in your bathroom and kitchen each time you use the rooms.
- Move all houseplants to one confined and well-ventilated area of your home.
- Store firewood outside your home rather than inside.
By controlling the moisture in your home, you should be able to control the condensation on the glass of your door. If you need more help, talk to a contractor today.
To learn more, contact a company like Arch Design.