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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WOOD ROT GO AWAY!
Wood windows are basically a maintenance nightmare and with enough time and the right conditions wood rot can destroy wood building products. Occasionally your home screams for attention and you can’t ignore the window rotting off the front of your home, but many times there are major wood rot problems happening below the surface that unfortunately go unnoticed. Wooden windows have a tendency to be a starting point for wood rot and once rot starts it just continues to spread. Wood rot does not discriminate and it will spread very fast. It can quickly extend past the window frames into window sills and brick mold where the water has a tendency to sit longer and not run off. Rain is persistent in Georgia and rot can quickly get out of control and ultimately, if wood rot continues it can compromise your home’s structural integrity. Because of its tendency to spread, wood rot should be repaired ASAP, and it should be repaired completely so it does not come back. If you are thinking this problem sounds familiar, give WINDOWCRAFTERS a call today and let us help! There are many ways to tackle wood rot and our in-home sales consultants can address your specific situation and hopefully help eliminate this problem once and for all
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Understanding condensation...
Understanding Condensation
Condensation occurs on windows when warm moist air comes in contact with the colder surface of the window. Although it is natural to assume that the windows are to blame, the fact is that the windows are merely a visible sign that excessive humidity exists in your home. Windows do not cause condensation, and cannot stop it, but new energy efficient windows with LoE glas...s, argon gas fill and warm edge spacer system may help control it.

What Causes Condensation?
Indoor moisture is caused by a variety of factors. Common household activities such as cooking, showering, and doing laundry will - adds moisture to the air. Newer homes often have more condensation than older homes because they are constructed with newer weather tight building materials. Although these never technologies reduce energy consumption, they also reduce air leakage which in turn reduces ventilation. This reduced ventilation actually seals in moisture which increases condensation. Ventilation is the best way to reduce condensation. .

Window Condensation is often temporary and there are many instances when temporary window condensation can occur.

A few include:
•During showers and baths, cooking, dishwashing and other steam-producing occasions.

•Sharp, quick temperature changes, especially when the exterior and interior temperatures vary, can create temporary condensation.

•New construction or remodeling. Building materials contain a great deal of moisture. When the HVAC is turned on, this moisture will pass into the air and settle on the windows and so on. This will usually disappear following one full year.

•During humid summers, houses absorb moisture. This will be especially apparent during the beginning of the summer as your house absorbs some moisture. After a while, your house will be dried out, and the condensation may diminish.

What Can Be Done To Reduce Condensation?
There are many simple steps that can be taken to reduce the humidity level in your home:
•Confirm all ventilation equipment is adjusted properly.
•Use kitchen and bathrooms exhaust fans and air out kitchen, bathroom and laundry room during and after use.
•Make sure attic louvers remain open all year and attic and crawl spaces are properly ventilated.
•Consult a local heating and ventilation contractor to help determine whether ventilation is adequate, if the moisture content in your home is within ran and if anything can be improved upon.
Understanding Condensation
Condensation occurs on windows when warm moist air comes in contact with the colder surface of the window. Although it is natural to assume that the windows are to blame, the fact is that the windows are merely a visible sign that excessive humidity exists in your home. Windows do not cause condensation, and cannot stop it, but new energy efficient windows with LoE glas...s, argon gas fill and warm edge spacer system may help control it.

What Causes Condensation?
Indoor moisture is caused by a variety of factors. Common household activities such as cooking, showering, and doing laundry will - adds moisture to the air. Newer homes often have more condensation than older homes because they are constructed with newer weather tight building materials. Although these never technologies reduce energy consumption, they also reduce air leakage which in turn reduces ventilation. This reduced ventilation actually seals in moisture which increases condensation. Ventilation is the best way to reduce condensation. .

Window Condensation is often temporary and there are many instances when temporary window condensation can occur.

A few include:
•During showers and baths, cooking, dishwashing and other steam-producing occasions.

•Sharp, quick temperature changes, especially when the exterior and interior temperatures vary, can create temporary condensation.

•New construction or remodeling. Building materials contain a great deal of moisture. When the HVAC is turned on, this moisture will pass into the air and settle on the windows and so on. This will usually disappear following one full year.

•During humid summers, houses absorb moisture. This will be especially apparent during the beginning of the summer as your house absorbs some moisture. After a while, your house will be dried out, and the condensation may diminish.

What Can Be Done To Reduce Condensation?
There are many simple steps that can be taken to reduce the humidity level in your home:
•Confirm all ventilation equipment is adjusted properly.
•Use kitchen and bathrooms exhaust fans and air out kitchen, bathroom and laundry room during and after use.
•Make sure attic louvers remain open all year and attic and crawl spaces are properly ventilated.
•Consult a local heating and ventilation contractor to help determine whether ventilation is adequate, if the moisture content in your home is within ran and if anything can be improved upon.
 
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