How to fix condensation on your composite doors
Are you worried about the build-up of condensation on your composite door? This article will help you understand why condensation on doors occurs and, more importantly, how to stop it from forming on your front door.
Why does condensation form on a composite door?
Condensation on a composite door is typically caused by the temperature difference between the inside and outside of the door, resulting in moisture build-up.
With the cold spells that we have in the UK and Ireland across the year, many people have condensation issues on doors and windows. It’s no surprise then that ‘why does my front door have condensation’ is a question we often get asked here at Apeer.
Does condensation form because of a composite door?
Condensation mostly happens during the cold months of the year when the air outside is much colder than the air inside our homes. Warm air is capable of holding more water than cold air, so when the warm air meets a cold surface, it cools and can’t hold as much water and is forced to leave some behind.
Condensation is, therefore, an unavoidable problem and is not caused by any fault in the composite door. However, condensation can be made worse by a high-quality door – our double rebate and 70mm thick doors, for instance, have an air-tight seal, meaning drought can’t get in to let the moisture out.
How to stop condensation on front doors
There are a number of easy ways in which condensation can be minimised:
- Limit the amount of moisture produced by opening a window or using a dehumidifier when drying cloths or showering and by using an extractor hood when cooking or boiling water
- Improve ventilation by ensuring there is adequate airflow where your front door is located by having the vents of your window open throughout the day
- Ensure your front door’s weatherstripping is providing a tight seal – when a seal is worn out or damaged, it can allow moisture in, contributing to condensation.
Taking some of the above steps will also help prevent condensation on windows, patio doors, around door frames and on sliding glass doors from forming.
Why would I see water around my composite door?
In rare instances, you might see water around or on your composite door that looks like a leak is occurring. That doesn’t mean there’s a problem with your door, but you will need to check the drainage holes around your door. A bit like the drainage hole in your fridge being obstructed, any dirt or such getting in will mean water finds another route out.
Helping you keep your composite door in good shape
For more information on how to protect your front door from condensation, contact us or consult our blog – it includes many helpful door maintenance guides.
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