It’s time to… check for condensation on your PVCu windows
It’s coming to that time of year where all you want to do is escape from the cold, wintery weather and get cosy the second you get home. But a toasty and warm home sometimes comes with condensation. None of us want the task of tackling each year when winter approaches. With our impressive PVCu window range, you won’t have to worry, as it is designed to be thermally efficient – keeping you at optimum temperature all year round.
What is condensation?
Condensation is caused by your normal day-to-day activities like washing, cleaning, cooking and would you believe it, even breathing. All these constantly add water vapour into the air, causing condensation. In the cooler months, you’re more likely to keep the windows shut to keep the warmth in and the cold out. However this means you limit the amount air moving throughout your home. This contributes to condensation as it allows moisture to build up in the air as water vapour as the warm air hits the cold glass surface on your window.
If you get external condensation, for example, on the outside of your window this shows that your windows are performing properly. It can last a little while in the morning before it clears and the temperature rises so the condensation dissipates. Internal condensation is a problem. This means that the moisture is sitting on the internal window pane which can if not removed cause mould. the reason this happens is that there’s a difference in temperature between the outside and the inside panes of glass and as moisture hits the window it becomes condensation.
How to stop condensation
Choosing energy efficient windows like the ones in our PVCu window range massively helps to stop condensation appearing in your home each year, as they are an effective insulator, so they prevent warm air from escaping from your home. With such a wide range of styles, you can improve the aesthetics of your home, without compromising on performance. Whatever style of window you choose, having them slightly open to allow some ventilation throughout your home enables more air flow and helps to stop the water vapour building up. If you would like more information on condensation, download our condensation guide for more tips.
Our PVCu window range
Tilt and turn windows provide you with optimum ventilation options as they can either tilt to slightly open at the top, or turn inwards, for a fully open window – perfect in the summer to let the fresh air in. The tilting feature allows you to keep the air flow in the winter without compromising on the temperature of your home. To maximise the amount of airflow, we provide you with a choice of bespoke opening options to best suit your living space and needs. Adding an extra dimension to your property, tilt and turn windows also provide exceptional draught proofing during the cold and wet months, as well as bringing the outdoors in during the summer.
Casement windows are the perfect classic update for any home, thanks to the versatile appeal that can be tailored to the style and needs of your property. With an energy efficient window rating of A++, our casement windows keep your home warmer, which results in lower heating bills and gives you more money to spend on the rest of your home! As well as being a stylish, high quality addition to your home, they are made from recycled PVCu components and are sustainable, which helps to reduce your carbon footprint, making them a long-term investment.
Sliding sash windows offer 21st century performance whilst adding sophistication and character to your home. The timeless look of sliding sash windows, combined with the modern performance of PVCu, gives you a safer, warmer and low-maintenance addition to your property. The flexible style makes sliding sash windows great for keeping rooms well ventilated, as both the top and bottom sashes can be opened individually or together. There’s also an overhead vent for when you want your windows to be closed, whilst your away at work for example.
Bay and bow windows are the ideal choice for adding character to your new build or period property for a standout feature. Installing bay windows opens up your home, flooding your living space with natural light. We fit our bay and bow windows with impressive thermal insulation and energy efficient glass, keeping the warmth in during the cooler months while preventing draughts and cold spots that are sometimes associated with the old style of bay and bow window – so you needn’t worry about being cold.
Combat condensation with Trade Windows
If you’re interested in investing in our PVCu window range to help combat condensation and add style to your home, nip into our showroom in Derby to have a look at our selection of products on show. If you’re ready to get your home improvement project sorted, get in touch with us to discuss your plans or request a quote and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can so you can enjoy the benefits of our PVCu windows.