Window rail condensation & freezing
What’s a fix for condensation on glass near where the rails meet and frozen bits at the rail between the sashes for double pane, single hung windows? In other words, the windows freeze up … not that we want to open the windows right now 🙂
I’m following 2 book recommendations:
Taunton’s Insulate & Weatherize
Wing’s Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation
Results that I’ve found:
locked & v-stripped sash – condesation & frozen bits @ rail
unlocked & v-stripped sash – condensation & frozen bits @ rail
unlocked & no v-stripping – condensation but NO frozen bits
locked & no v-stripping – testing this now
Just to be clear: the rest of the top sash glass is not condensing. Only near the rails. The bottom sash’s glass is not condensing at all. And this is happening to all windows.
All these windows are contractor grade vinyl replacement that we inherited with the house, aren’t painted, have no damage that we can tell, and assume are only a few years old.
Outside temp is 5F + 70% humidity.
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