When it’s cold outside and you have the heating on, you probably notice condensation in your conservatory and on the windows. While condensation from the outside isn’t something you need to worry about, the internal condensation indicates that you have poor ventilation, cold spots and inefficient heating. However, it’s just the result of everyday life, so don’t think it’s your conservatory causing these problems in your home. This issue is easy to approach, so there’s no need to panic!
If you’re wondering how to get rid of condensation in your conservatory or you’re struggling with it in these winter months, SafeGuard can help you understand what’s going on.
The point where cold and warm air meets and then condenses is known as the dew point. The warm air is lighter than cold air, which means it can carry more water vapour. So, if the air’s capacity to hold the water is getting high and the warm air hits a cold surface, like your conservatory window, the vapour turns to water, forming droplets that cause condensation.
Day to day life activities adds to this water vapour, such as drying your clothes, cooking and showering. The water that we produce saturates the air until it reaches a dew point, and that’s when it turns back into moisture on the coolest surface, like on your conservatory window. The condensation formed can create mould and damp which is damaging to both your property and health.
If you have condensation on the outside of your conservatory, there’s no need to worry – this means that your widows are performing well. With modern, highly insulated windows you might be able to see condensation on the outside. You may get frustrated by having interrupted views, but at least it’s a sign that your windows are working properly!
Opening windows always helps with preventing condensation, the ventilation allows fresh air in and will reduce the moisture on the window. If the condensation is really bad and opening a window just isn’t cutting it anymore, it’s time to start thinking about upgrading your current conservatory so that you can renovate your living space and enjoy it.
SafeGuard can offer you a solid roof conservatory to help combat condensation. They’re designed with enhanced thermal and energy efficiency and are available in a full selection of glazing options so that you don’t have to worry about condensation forming on the inside of your home.
So, if you want to say goodbye to your dull, damp conservatory and renovate it to be a more comfortable living space for 365 days of the year, get in touch with the SafeGuard team or request a quote and we’ll work closely with you to create the best conservatory roof for your property and get rid of condensation so you’re sorted for the upcoming winter months.