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How Calling a Contractor Changed My Life

This might sound completely crazy, but the most important call I ever may was to a construction contractor. I can remember the day as if it were yesterday. I had decided to rebuild parts of my home. This involved removing part of the roof, knocking down a brick wall and removing some electrical wires and water pipes. I started out just fine but then I started to have problems. I realised I was in out of my depth and decided to call an expert. The contractor who came around was great and he quickly fixed up the mess I had made. Since that day, I have had a keen interested in construction contractors. I hope you like this blog.

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Three Tips To Keep Your Windows Condensation Free

Winter in Queensland is a lot milder than the rest of the country, but one thing Queensland does have in common with the rest of Australia is the age-old winter problem of condensation on the windows. As a first-time homeowner who is trying to stop mould growth in the wardrobes caused by excess moisture in the air, having a closer look at your windows is one way to reduce your condensation issue. Before you reach for the rag to wipe the condensation away yet again, consider these three window adjustments which could eliminate your condensation problem for good.

Check Window Frame For Gaps

One of the problems with windows in older homes is that gaps can appear between the frame and the wall of the house. This is caused by the home moving slightly over time due to subsidence in the earth beneath its footings. These gaps in the window frame are letting cold air into your home. So, not only are you paying extra for energy to heat this cold air, but it is adding to your condensation problem because the cold air from outside is meeting the heated air inside your home and that is how condensation forms. Gaps in the window frames can be eliminated by either having your window company replace the window frames, or a less expensive option is to have them apply weather stripping around the frame. This keeps the cold air outside.

Invest In Double Glazed Windows

Another option to virtually eliminate condensation is to get rid of your single glass panes and invest in double glazed windows. This window type has two panes of glass with a gap between them. The gap contains an air pocket and that air pocket acts as a buffer between the cold air on the exterior glass and the warm air on the interior glass. Because the two panes of glass are not sitting on top of each other, the warm and cold air does not meet, and this means there is a minimal chance for condensation to form.

Use Anti-Fog Chemical

Finally, consider cleaning your window glass regularly with a product used to prevent fog occurring on car windscreens. The chemicals in this product stop condensation from pooling because when you wipe the anti-fog over the glass, you create a thin barrier between the glass and the cold outside air. If you do the same on the interior of the glass, you create a barrier between the glass and the warm inside air. The barriers on each side stop the different temperature air from meeting.

Your window supplier can help you with both the application of weather stripping and upgrading your windows to double glazing, so give them a call to help you get rid of inside mould for good.