In winter, you may find yourself battling with your home heating, struggling to keep your home warm. As a result, you may find your windows full of condensation.
Window condensation poses a risk to plantation shutters during the colder months, particularly, regular and/or long-lasting exposure. To prevent condensation causing damage to your window dressings, condensation management is recommended.
Here are some useful tips for maintaining your windows and shutters in winter:
Maintain a consistent temperature
Maintaining a consistent temperature in your home is better for your windows in the long run, so the best option is to agree on a temperature choice that can be maintained easily, avoiding sharp temperature increases and decreases which encourage condensation to form.
Check windows regular
It’s a good habit to check windows regularly for any signs of condensation and allowing air out of the rooms where possible. If you find condensation, open the window until the moisture has eased, before wiping away any residual condensation left.
Moisture trappers and de-humidifiers
If condensation is a persistent issue, purchasing moisture trappers or de-humidifiers help to reduce levels. Be careful, as these are not guaranteed protection against large gatherings of moisture.
Consider UPVC shutters
Be mindful of your chosen shutter material, as many materials are not designed to sit in a condensated environment for long periods and may become damaged.
If your room is known to have high exposure to moisture, consider UPVC shutters. UPVC shutters can withstand high humidity levels, making them the ideal choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
For more information on plantation shutter and window maintenance, or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.