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Old 04-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Condensation on inside of old windows


I need to replace my windows...but need them to last 2 more years due to financing...

I will put shrink wrap on em...they are double panes, on the inside window pane I was thinkin of recaaulking inside and outside of that window pane...then the outside window pane I was going to replace the metal trim that it sits in...finally, since the windows are wood, I was going to put water seal that is used for out side decks and let it soak into the wood.

i think its a good plan...comments???

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Condensation on inside of old windows


do they leak air ?

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That's a whole lot of work, time and money for an old window.
Condinsation on the inside can be caused by the humity level is to high in the house.
Things that can cause this are no fan in the bathroom of not running it long enough, running a gas heater of logs that are direct vented without opening a window slightly.
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That's a whole lot of work, time and money for an old window.
Condinsation on the inside can be caused by the humity level is to high in the house.
Things that can cause this are no fan in the bathroom of not running it long enough, running a gas heater of logs that are direct vented without opening a window slightly.
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What you will likely find is that despite your best efforts, most older windows will still leak air and foster condensation.

Get the humidity level in the home down and that will mitigate your issues.

Do not put and exterior water sealant on the interiors of your window. It is not intended for that purpose and there may be off-gassing as a result that creates and unsavory and unhealthy living environment.

Have you considered a good air tight interior or exterior storm?
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