Condensation on new replacement windows, Why?
Single gal homeowner here wondering why my new replacement windows have condensation inside them. I live in the New England area and have noticed that my new replacement windows in some rooms have water inside them near the bottom of the window. The brand name escapes me right now. Here are some facts below about the windows and there location in the home:
- 1st they are single pane windows. (not sure if this has any relevance)
- the windows that have the most condensation are in the bedroom facing the north side of the house and this particular bedroom is situated on top of my garage. (note: this room is the coldest room in the house)
- other window is in the front on the house, north side, situated next to front door.
- note: windows facing the south and east end of the home getting the most sun are fine (no condensation).
Any thoughts would be appreciated......and thanks for reading my post.:)
Now I'm really confused about my replacement windows.
JadN, you wrote,
"Don't confuse a single assembly of multiple panes of glass as a single pane window. If you in fact really have single pane, it isn't unusual at all to get condensation without a storm window to help keep the inner surface warm. "
I am going to check my papers on the windows I purchased...I am confused and will get back to everyone.:o
Moisture appears on the outside of windows......
Thanks Chris for your advice......I checked the windows last night and wiped away a lot of moisture with a paper towel at the bottom of the windows and on the top as well. I am looking for the paperwork on the window purchase, but I do know that they are a very good brand.
I will make another check this weekend to see if any moisture appears on the interior of the windows.....I am hoping that there is none and its only on the outside as I stated above.
(1) Questions for anyone: Not having much knowledge about replacement windows, I was wondering why replacement windows do not come with a storm window. I would assume the newer glass quality replaces the need for a storm window.
(2) Also,I do notice that in a strong rain storm, the screens get pounded with rain....am I supposed to take the screen out? :o