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Kimbel Construction - Tip of the Day: I recently heard from a client that had condensation on their new windows and on a day like today (extremely cold outside), I thought it would be good to re-post the following information for everyone to understand why windows and doors get condensation on them.


You might be experiencing this very common phenomenon that occurs when there is a large difference between the outside temperature and the inside temperature and you have to much humidity in your house.


Condensation on the windows is normally a sign that the windows are performing correctly, but it can become a nuisance to clean up and could be a sign of something more serious going on inside the house. Most homes should maintain 40% to 50% relative humidity inside, but the lower the temperature goes outside, the lower the indoor humidity has to be to prevent condensation.


CLICK HERE to view a resource from Andersen Windows that explains more about how condensation occurs and what you can do to minimize it. If you have more concerns or questions about condensation issues feel free to reach out to me via email.


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