They are damp because the dew point is above the temperature of the
window. That mean you need to get the window warmer or lower the dew point.
Storm windows, thermo pane etc. help get the window warmer. However if
you are already getting it, what are you going to do when it really gets
I suggest the humidity is too high (dew point factor) around the windows
in questions and maybe the whole home. Do you have an un-vented dryer, or
heating device? Are the windows near or in the bath room or kitchen where
local humidity may be high.
Yes. Add storm windows. If you are really cheap, not
handy, and need a quick solution then add plastic inside
like you find at any hardware store. The best solution is
adding real storm window on the outside. An intermediate
cost is to add frames around the existing windows and build
your own storm windows using flexible clear plastic. You
will need to replace the plastic every 4-5 years, but
finding really clear distorionless plastic is difficult.
I get that every year at this time,then it goes away as the weather turns
colder and the air becomes drier.
I do put the plastic on some windows upstairs, but it wouldn't be practical
to do the whole house, and to replace all the windows would be too
Remove the OBVIOUS to reply.
It wouldn't be too expensive if you plan on living in the
house for a long time, especially if you are willing to
build the storm windows yourself. They can rather quickly
pay for themselves with reduced heating costs in cold areas.
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