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Comparing Window Condensation in Summer and Winter

You’ll notice that at certain times of the year, your windows tend to fog up. In summer and winter, condensation forms on windows due to the temperature difference between your indoor and outdoor spaces. While it’s usually normal, the presence of condensation can sometimes indicate that your windows have problems.

Comparing Window Condensation in Summer and Winter

Summer vs. Winter

Moisture easily builds up when there’s a significant difference between the temperature inside and outside. Normally, the windows have the coldest surface in your home, especially their edges where conduction is greatest. During summer, condensation occurs on the outside of windows. On the other hand, it is visible from the inside of the windows in winter.

Summer condensation shouldn’t be a concern because it’s mostly an aesthetic issue. It will not compromise your windows nor your health. However, condensation in winter can create problems for your windows. It can result in mold, which can be harmful to the health of your household. In some cases, condensation can be a sign that you need window replacement.

The Simplest Solution

One of the best ways to avoid problems related to condensation is to invest in energy-efficient windows. Multi-pane windows are significantly more energy-efficient than single-pane units. In between the panes are insulative gas, such as argon and krypton.

These windows can help reduce your energy costs and prevent unconditioned outdoor air from entering your home. With double-pane windows, your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your interior comfortable. They are also great with blocking noise, making them ideal for busy neighborhoods.

Whether you’re looking for energy-efficient casement, picture or double hung replacement windows, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.

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"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"

Loren Connelly
Nov 17, 2023

"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"

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Nov 16, 2023

"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"

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Nov 2, 2023

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