Winter is in full swing, and with it comes windows covered in condensation. It’s during this time of year we often get asked about shutters and condensation – although for many this is a year-round issue. Fortunately, our made-to-measure shutters are the perfect window dressing to help deal with just that, even in wetter rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. Want to know more? Well, keep reading…
What Causes Condensation?
What a great question! Condensation almost always occurs in a room with too much humidity or very little air circulation. A low room temperature can also have an impact. How? Well, window condensation happens when water vapour in the air deposits on surfaces of a lower temperature. So, when moist air encounters your cold windows, some of this moisture is released onto the glass in the form of small water droplets, aka, condensation. If you live in a home with single glaze or heritage windows, this is something you will be all too familiar with.
How Do Shutters Impact Condensation Levels?
One of the main ways to avoid condensation on and around your windows is to ensure your home is properly ventilated. The best way to do this is to open the windows regularly. If you have curtains or blinds, it may be that you’re not willing to leave the windows open for fear of a shudder-inducing draft coming in. This is where shutters come to the rescue. Due to their movable slats, you can have your windows open and let only the slightest of breezes into your home. All you have to do is adjust the slats accordingly. That’s a win-win in our book!
What About Extra Damp Rooms?
There are certain rooms which are more likely than others to suffer from condensation. This is why kitchen shutters and shutters in the bathroom are such a good call. Indeed, we’ve fitted shutters into all sorts of rooms, from kitchens to bathrooms, wet rooms to saunas. We really have seen it all. And while our wooden shutters cope incredibly well with condensation, if you are concerned about moisture levels in your room, you can always go with our waterproof shutters for added peace of mind. Our PVC range is completely waterproof, looks just like our hardwood shutters, and they’re available at no extra cost. Not only will they help combat excess moisture, but they’ll also look great too! What more could you want?
If you are interested in learning more about shutters and condensation, get in touch today. Call us on 0800 970 0800, send an email to email@example.com, or request a free on-site consultation via our website today!