You could see pulling up to the house that in this Northern Virginia mobile home the windows were sweating it.
They really were.
All of them.
First, they are all single pane windows.
But second, entering the house I could feel the moisture.
The seller was boiling a chicken.
Someone was taking a shower.
The house was moist.
None of the vent fans worked in the house!
This is not a large mobile home - two small bedrooms and it's the common size you are thinking.
But the moisture inside has to have somewhere to go.
And when the house is competing with cold air from outside, well, you have sweating windows!
And the kitchen window was so sweaty for so long that the wood window sill was totally rotten!
I looked at the other homes nearby.
They all looked to have windows just as sweaty!
My recommendation: inefficiency is just that and you are paying for it! Sweating windows are the result of heat meeting cold, and when that is multiplied by not expelling moisture from the house, well, the water has no where to go. So it collects! Windows are one place where efficiency can be improved dramatically. It isn't cheap, but in the long run comfort is improved, the windows work, and you do spend less on heating and air conditioning.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560