Condensation on windows can cause severe damage to your home - THIS is how to ...

Condensation on windowsGETTYCondensation on windows can cause structural damage to your home

Condensation is one of the most common forms of damp and is a sign of excess humidity in your home. 

It often occurs during the cooler months when windows and doors are kept closed. 

Humidity is water vapour mixed with air and it is drawn to the coolest surfaces in your home, such as your window. 

A number of factors can cause condensation including cooking, showering, plants and drying clothes. 

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Condensation on windowsGETTYCondensation on windows: Cooking, showering and drying clothes can all cause condensation

While it may not appear an urgent problem to fix, excessive condensation could become serious, resulting in decay, mould, paint problems and even major structural damage.

But while it may not appear an urgent problem to fix, excessive condensation could become serious, resulting in decay, mould, paint problems and even major structural damage. 

So how can you stop condensation from happening?

The reason condensation often appears in homes is due to lack of adequate ventilation which can cause humidity levels to rise. 

So remember these preventative steps to keep your home bone dry: 

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