Does double glazing stop condensation?

Windows

Condensation is a common problem for many households. This happens when water vapour in the air comes into contact with a surface that is colder. When this occurs on windows, water droplets form on the glass, which we call condensation.

While condensation on glass isn’t a huge problem in itself. Failure to manage it can cause a number of problems. The biggest of these is damp which leads to mould. This not only looks unsightly but can damage frames.

Will double glazing stop condensation on windows?

Double glazing will reduce or stop condensation on windows. As double glazing is made up of two panes of glass with a space in between, it means the inner pane of glass will be warmer which means less chance of condensation.

One of the benefits of double glazing is that they reduce the loss of heat from your home. With single glazed windows, the room side surface temperature of the glass in lower which increases the risk of condensation, especially in winter.

Other ways to stop or manage condensation on windows

While double glazing will drastically reduce condensation on windows, there are some areas of the home where it will inevitably form on the outside of the glass. For example, in the bathroom after a shower or bath, the air will be much warmer than that outside. So, when it comes in contact with the window condensation will form.
To reduce condensation and minimise its effects in your home, ensure there is adequate ventilation in the bathroom and kitchen areas. The most efficient way of doing this is through an extractor fan. For bathrooms, simply opening the window to ventilate the room will help minimise condensation on windows.

Condensation inside double glazing

Double glazed windows in kitchen and bathrooms are vulnerable to condensation forming in between the panes of glass. If you notice this in your double glazed windows, the most likely reason for it happening is damage to the sealant around the windows.

If you notice this happening, it’s important to get the problem addressed to stop this from happening.

Double Glazing & Glass Services

Here at Salop Glass & Glazing, we can help if you are experiencing problems with condensation in your home. Simply give us a call today on 01743 469 332 or head over to our Contact page to request a callback.