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Baby, It’s Cold Outside - And My Windows Aren’t Helping!

Stefan Nespoli, Dan Romlewski
Publication date:
January 9, 2020
Article Summary: 

The article discusses common issues related to window performance in condominiums during cold winter days. It addresses the problems of condensation on windows, air leaks, and the need for window retrofit or replacement. Condensation can lead to damaging moisture and mold growth, while air leaks cause drafts and discomfort. The article suggests ways to minimize condensation, such as proper ventilation and managing indoor humidity levels. When it comes to window retrofit or replacement, the article advises conducting a condition assessment and involving owners in the decision-making process. Additionally, it highlights the importance of using modern window systems with low-e coatings and energy-efficient features. Regular maintenance is recommended to ensure the longevity of upgraded windows.


Windows, window performance, condensation, humidity, air leaks, retrofit, replacement, condition assessment, ventilation, energy efficiency, low-e coatings, maintenance, condominiums.

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Stefan Nespoli, Dan Romlewski
Baby, It’s Cold Outside - And My Windows Aren’t Helping!
January 9, 2020
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