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Old 12-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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I have been in this house for a few years and am at my end with these windows. It was built in 1989. They are double pane with aluminum frame. When the temp outside hits 35ish or less, water forms on the inside aluminum frame, enough to drip. I have sealed everything I can on the outside and in with no luck. The house inside has low humidity and no water forms on the glass, just strictly the bottom frame and middle and if its cold enough, the whole perimiter. Ideas, fixes, cheap fixes, I dont have $$ for new windows for a few years.

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Cheap fix, not going to happen.
Most likly there's no thermal break in those windows so the cold is transfering to the inside and condencing the moisture in the room.
How do you know what the moisture level is in the house?

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had a reading done by the ac/heat guy .......
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No cheap fix as joe said.

Even if you drilled holes in the frames and filled them with foam, they would not be thermally broken.

Best thing you could do is make sure the blinds are open around the windows and they are getting air circulation.

Make sure they are sealed well on the bottom and don't leak any air.
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Pull the trim and make sure there is insulation around the window. Could also be an air leak.
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