Water or frost between a storm door and entry door can make homeowners uneasy. This collection of water droplets is condensation. Condensation forms when warm air comes in contact with the cooler, dryer air, causing water droplets to condense. The inside or outside of your door or window can fog from temperature changes between indoor and outdoor temperatures. Aluminum storm doors don’t cause condensation, but condensation can build up between a storm door and entry door, especially in warmer and colder months.
If you’re worried about condensation between doors, call the door pros at Master Seal. The team at Master Seal provides quality window and door installation and repair. With over 40,000 installations, Master Seal is here to help you improve your home’s value, look, and safety. Call us now at 855.608.1580 for a free in-home consultation.
What Is Condensation?
Condensation is a response to humidity and changes in humidity. It’s possible to reduce condensation by controlling the humidity inside your home. During the humid Baltimore summer, your house absorbs moisture regardless of age or building materials. This moisture is a natural part of seasonal changes.
Why Is There Condensation Inside My Storm Door?
When you start to heat your home in early winter, it begins to dry out your home—condensation forms in between storm and entry doors and on windows. As furnaces and fireplaces dry out your home, condensation will gradually lessen until the next season or warm, wet weather. While condensation is natural, it can also signify improper seals or doors that don’t fit.
Tips for Reducing Condensation Between My Storm Door and Entry Door
It’s always a good idea to remove and reduce condensation to prevent water damage, rust, and mildew in your home. Try these tips to reduce moisture and dry out any wet weather.
Crack open a window or door every day to increase airflow and dry out your house.
- Run exhaust fans in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room.
- Open drapes and blinds to circulate more air throughout your home.
- Turn off any humidifiers or diffusers.
- Use a dehumidifier.
- Install storm windows.
- Add waterproofing protection to basement floors and walls.
- Remove radiator pans.
These tips can reduce overall changes in condensation throughout your home, especially between your stop door and main entry. After the first few weeks of temperature changes, condensation should decrease. If it doesn’t, it’s time to call a door and window pro.
Reduce Condensation with Help From the Door Pros at Master Seal
Condensation can be annoying and unsightly, but most often, it’s a natural response to the weather. If condensation persists, your storm door may be too tight, preventing condensation from leaving your home. If you’re worried about moisture and sealing, the team at Master Seal can help. With decades in the door and window field, our team can help with any style of door and window repair or installation. Based in Parkville, Maryland, Master Seal offers professional door repair and installation for homes across the DMV. We specialize in:
- Steel entry doors
- Fiberglass entry doors
- Security storm doors
- Sliding glass patio doors
- Aluminum storm doors
We’ve been the trusted source for installing doors and windows, helping the community stay draft-free, and improving energy efficiency across the DMV since 1994.
Call the Door Pros at Master Seal Now for a Free In-Home Consultation
Regardless of your home’s age, the changing seasons will likely force moisture to build up around your home.
If condensation is stressing you out, or you’re looking for door and window replacements, call us now at 855.608.1580 to speak to a specialist, book a free in-home consultation, and get started with your home improvement project.