Condensation on your door? Here’s a small hint!

You noticed that condensation is forming on your door? It’s a quite common problem and in nearly all cases, humidity is to blame.

How it works

The ideal percentage of relative humidity, which is the amount of water vapour in the air, should be around 50% in the summer and 30% in the winter. It’s because the air is saturated with water vapour that it liquifies in contact with the door. Condensation forming on doors or windows is a sign of excess humidity. When relative humidity is too high, it can cause major damage to your property and indoor air becomes polluted.

The cause is not always the one we suspect

First, check your home's humidity levels with a small, inexpensive hygrometer. If relative humidity is incorrect, try to find the source of the problem. Wall insulation, underperforming glazing, poor ventilation or inadequate air exchange may be responsible.In the particular case of an entry door on which you see condensation, the air vent of the heating system or of the air exchanger could also be to blame. Those systems often operate by area and could push the air directly on your door. Make sure it’s not the case.

For a healthy home

By redirecting the ventilation of the air vent, by making changes to the insulation, or with proper air circulation and good heat distribution, you will resolve most humidity problems and you will help your house be more energy efficient.Should you have any questions regarding our superior-quality doors, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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