We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.
Does fog seem to be taking over the windows in your home? While this isn't necessarily an emergency concern, it is something you want to at least look into. The location of the fog can serve as a telltale sign that there is actually a problem with your window. Knowing what to look for can help you eliminate the problem and ensure your windows are operating efficiently.
Where Is The Fog Located?
The location of the fog on your home windows is an important factor. If the fog is only occurring on the exterior or interior side of the glass, this condensation is typically the result of a temperature variance between the outside and inside air, which is simply outside your realm of control.
However, fog that occurs in between the panes of glass on the window is a sign of a problem. Fog inside the panes typically occurs when there is damage to the seal that supports the glass. This damage allows pockets of air to seep in between the glass. As the air seeps inside, it counteracts with the temperature outside and inside your home, causing condensation and fog to form. Failing to correct the problem can cause a number of problems, including mold development between the panes.
If fog is a relatively new issue, repairing the seal around the window might be a good place to begin searching for a solution. Replacing a worn seal may help prevent the air from entering inside and therefore causing the fog. If fog has been a long-term issue and you haven't upgraded to a thermal or insulated window style, it might be time to replace the glass.
In some cases it's not the seal that is worn but the fact that the glass doesn't have any insulating qualities. As a result, whenever there is an extreme difference in temperature or humidity levels between the outside air and inside your home, fog will form on the windows. Insulated windows have two panes of glass that have a krypton or argon gas inserted between the panes. The gas serves as buffer between the inside and outside, helping reduce fog and keep the temperature inside your home better regulated.
Don't let fog overtake your windows. If your home is having issues with fog on the windows, a window replacement expert like Ken Caryl Glass, Inc. will help you get to the bottom of the issue and find the best long-term solution for your needs.Share