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Has your rooflight got condensation? Don’t panic!

Now that we are well into the winter months, there’s nothing better than getting snug in your lovely warm home, however you may start noticing condensation on your windows. This is caused when there is moisture in the air indoors and there is a significant difference in temperature between outdoors and inside your home. Everyday activities such as cooking, doing laundry and showering adds to moisture inside your home.

Condensation on your rooflight happens because warm air holding moisture, will rise and then turns to water when it cools (comes into contact with the glass). If this happens, it’s worth checking it has been installed correctly. Direct Rooflights can guarantee no condensation because during installation, felt is added between the frame and opening so no moist air comes into contact with your walls or cladding.

The best way to prevent condensation in your home is to circulate the air and make sure it is properly ventilated. You can help do this by taking the following steps:

  • Open windows for an hour or so every day
  • Use thick curtains to keep warm air in
  • Use extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Install double glazing
  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Ensure moist air is vented properly from appliances such as washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Avoid hanging clothes to dry indoors.

Direct Rooflights construct all our rooflights to the highest standard and ensure all are insulated, preventing condensation.

For more information or advice on rooflights, contact us at info@directrooflights.co.uk