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KellyE

05:53AM | 06/14/01
Member Since: 06/13/01
1 lifetime posts
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We live in a new home (1 yr old). Each summer, as soon as it begins to get really hot & humid outside (usually only when over about 90 degrees), we get condensation that forms on the outside of our windows. On some windows, it covers the entire glass. We have tried keeping our air conditioning at a higher level to reduce the difference between the outside temp. & the inside one, but this doesn't help. I have searched the internet for solutions, but can only seem to find ones that address problems with moisture on the INSIDE of windows. Does anyone have any suggestions?

rpxlpx

10:10AM | 06/14/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
You could install storm windows.

Jay J

12:21PM | 06/14/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi KellyE,

Your 'problem' is very normal since the INSIDE temp. is cooler than the outside temp. where the moisture is condensing. When it's 90 degrees outside w/90% humidity (and it's 75 degrees inside), you're gonna get condensation.

The solution may be easy. I'm gonna bet your problem is happening where there's little sun AND a lot of 'obstructions' to airflow. If ou were to trim some bushes and/or trees and/or plants (to increase sun and air flow), you problem may go away. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that you also have some mold and mildew UNDER the windows (outside) on the walls too. Again, if this is the case, start pruning!

Just for my curiosity, let me know 'how I am doing' with my 'prediction'. As I always say, "Sometimes, if you alter the environmental conditions just enough, you may solve your problem."

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: A mixture of 1 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water is enough to kill and clean any mold/mildew you have. You can use a scrubbing brush to do the job. If you want to be SURE you kill the mold/mildew, use 2 cups. Just do what you can to prevent the mixture from getting on the leaves of your plants. Oh, and when you're done, RINSE THOROUGHLY!!!

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