FAQ: The abbreviation FENSA stands for FENESTRATION - SELF ASSESSMENT.
The uk dictionary definition of the word fenestral or fenestrate is " belonging to or like a window" The word fenestration is "the arrangement of windows in a building". FENSA is used by double glazing uk trade companies to certify that their replacement windows and doors installed comply with Building Regulations Document L (and more), actually checking av. 1% of all replacement windows installations.
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Double glazing and Condensation problems - continued.
The answer to this question is:
Maybe, and then again, maybe not!
And this is why:
Double Glazing can greatly reduce condensation.
This is simply because the temperature of the inner pane of a double glazed window will be warmer than that of it's single glazed counterpart, but double glazing itself cannot reduce the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, it's up to you to do that. Double Glazing may help towards solving the problem of streaming windows, but if there is a lot of moisture in the house, it will find other cool surfaces to condense on , such as walls or ceilings. If you only partly double glaze your home you will find that the remaining single glazed windows and doors will be worse off, with all the moisture laden air permeating around the house and seeking them out to condense on.
Warm air can hold more moisture than cold air, so keeping the heating system on overnight on low, rather than letting the temperature drop rapidly overnight in the winter months, will go some way towards eliminating puddles on the interior window cills in the morning. If you can, leave all bedroom doors ajar.
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