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Why do I have condensation on my windows?

This is a common question we hear from homeowners who are considering
window replacement or have recently had windows replaced.  window condensation

Window condensation can be irritating and worrisome. Condensation can be damaging to items in your home such as wood windows, wood molding, and plaster.
But as odd as this may sound, having condensation on the inside of your windows actually indicates that your windows are working as they should. In fact, once old windows are replaced with new quality windows, condensation might be more noticeable than it was with your old drafty windows. I will explain this but first let me explain what window condensation really is.

Condensation is moisture in the air that deposits onto a cold surface. Cold air holds less moisture than warm air. When temperatures start to drop, warm air within
your house comes into contact with cool glass surfaces. Water vapor that can no longer be held by the cooled air and is deposited on the glass.

Windows do not cause condensation, they just happen to be the place where moisture is most visible because they are typically the coldest surface in your home.

Condensation is most likely a sign of excess moisture or humidity levels in the home. There is humidity inside every home and it is caused by a great number of every day activities. Cooking, baths and showers, doing the laundry, running dishwashers, storing and burning firewood, pets, fish tanks, plants, clothes dryers that are not vented properly and many other items contribute to indoor humidity levels.

The construction and insulation materials that are used in newer or remodeled homes are designed to keep cold air outside. This is especially true of new windows. New energy efficient windows will keep cold air outside meaning that they also keep warm moist air inside. Windows that are drafty or less energy efficient would allow the warm moist air to escape. So, if your new windows are showing condensation more than your old ones it is likely because they are more airtight – less air is entering your home from the outside. Your drafty older windows evaporated the moisture before it could collect on the window surface.

To reduce condensation on your windows, you should reduce the humidity levels in your home. There are several steps you can take, including:

  • Using exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Turning off home humidifiers for the winter
  • Run a dehumidifier
  • Store firewood outside
  • Don't air-dry clothes inside
  • Open blinds and drapes
  • Purchase an indoor humidity monitor to maintain ideal levels
  • Open a window for a short time
  • Increase ventilation
  • Increase the temperature of your windows

Interior window condensation is a clue that excess moisture is present and may lead to rotting wood and molding, deteriorating insulation and other factors. Excessive indoor moisture or humidity are not the result of your windows, new or old.

Don't let drafty windows crank your energy bills this winter. Tony's Lifetime Exteriors installs quality Walsh Window Systems all year round that are Energy Star rated. This means the highest value for your home. Call today for your free quote: (320) 252-9086.

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Roof Installation

Roof InstallationDid you know not all roofing products are created equally? Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) only carries and installs top-of-the-line roofing materials from GAF and Owens Corning. TruDefinition Duration Shingles are specially formulated to provide dramatic color contrast and dimension to any roof and are available in all the popular colors. Beyond the impressive curb appeal, they also come with the advanced performance of patented SureNail® Technology—a technological breakthrough in roofing.

Tony's Lifetime Exteriors is an Owens Corning preferred contractor allowing them to install their top-quality roofing products

Whichever brand you choose, a wide variety of styles and colors are available in:

  • Traditional asphalt roofing
  • Metal roofing systems
  • Metal shingle roofing

Tony's Lifetime Exteriors will do a free consultation to go over your needs and budget. Call today for your free quote: (320) 252-9086.

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Warm Windows for Harsh Climates

Warm Windows for Harsh ClimatesTony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) installs quality Walsh Windows to combat Minnesota's harsh climates. Walsh Windows have been locally manufactured for over 60 years! Enjoy energy star rated windows with the warmest edge technology on the market. Walsh Windows also:

  • Come in a wide variety of styles such as tilt double hung, casement, slider, awning and bay.
  • Come in many color and woodgrain finishes
  • Come with glass accent and grid options
  • Are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty

Add value and energy efficiency to your home with expert installation of quality Walsh Windows by Tony's Lifetime Exteriors. Call today for your free estimate: (320) 252-9086.

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Add Value to Your Home

Add Value to Your HomeDid you know new siding adds not only beauty but value to your home? Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) offers carefree maintenance exteriors to add energy savings and exceptional value to your home or business. One of Minnesota's best Siding Contractors, Tony's Lifetime Exteriors is able to transform your older home into a newer-looking home with our wide range of exterior products. Popular options include:

  • Seamless siding
  • Steel siding
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Engineered wood siding

Our expert installation ensures you get the most value for your money. Call Tony's Lifetime Exteriors for your free estimate today: (320) 252-9086.

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Vinyl Siding in St Cloud

vinyl siding st cloudTony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) is one of Minnesota's best Siding Contractors. We offer the highest quality products and expert installation. Vinyl Siding is an increasingly popular option for a variety of reasons:

  • durability
  • super tough construction
  • resistance to denting
  • maintenance-free exterior
  • increases curb appeal and resale value
  • variety of colors
  • Multiple options come with a Lifetime Fade Protection warranty

If you're ready to increase the look, value, and energy-efficiency of your home, call Tony's Lifetime Exteriors today for your free quote: (320) 252-9086.

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D4 & D5 Steel Siding, Vertical Siding, Window & Door Casings, Steel Roofing

If your home has the cheap vertical wood siding, but you like the look, let Tony's Lifetime Exteriors, Inc. replace it with vertical steel! You will never be up on a ladder crying and painting by yourself. Ever.

As one of Minnesota's best Siding Contractors, we are able to transform your older home into a newer-looking home with Tony’s wide range of exterior products.

Give us a call at (320) 252-9086 to get started today!

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Project Season Is Here

Project Season Is Here Sauk RapidsSummer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means...project season is here! Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) is on hand to make your dreams a reality! Whether you are planning an addition, remodel, or other building projects, Tony's does it all. Time for that deck of your dreams? Need replacement windows or siding? Now is the time to call us and get your free estimate (320) 252-9086. Not sure what you want your project to look like yet? Visit our expansive showroom between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment other hours. We have samples of windows, siding, doors, roofing, decorative posts, and much more. Nothing beats seeing examples in person, and we love to see you in person! Visit Tony's Lifetime Exteriors showroom and call to arrange your free consultation. All that's between you and your dream home is a visit from Tony's Lifetime Exteriors!

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Can't Top This

roofing contractors Sauk RapidsThat's right..you won't find better roofing contractors than Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN). So much depends on your roof, and Tony's Lifetime Exteriors has both top-of-the-line materials from GAF and Owens Corning and expert, experienced installers to ensure the highest quality job. We offer traditional asphalt roofing, metal roofing systems, and metal shingles. Your roof can represent 40% or more of your home's curb appeal, and Tony's Lifetime Exteriors is a preferred contractor to get the job done right. If you're not sure which product would work best for your home, we are happy to offer suggestions. Call for your free estimate today: (320) 252-9086. You can't top new roofing with Tony's Lifetime Exteriors!

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Window Into Spring

Window Into Spring Sauk Rapids, MNSpring is here, and Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) is on hand to install your replacement windows in time for summer! Spring is the perfect time for installing replacement windows—the weather isn't too hot, and you won't be using that a/c too much yet. Replacing worn windows with high-quality Walsh Windows assures your Energy Star rating, and will greatly increase the energy-efficiency and value of your home. Bring the outdoors in this spring and create a beautiful expansion of your space with new casement windows or sliders. Increase your viewing area, allow in more light, and make the most of mother nature with gorgeous, custom-made Walsh Windows. Best of all, this month you get a free foam and sash upgrade with your Walsh Window orders. Now is the time to spring into new views with Tony's Lifetime Exteriors! Call us today for your free estimate: (320) 252-9086.

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We Side With You

Mar09 InspirationalTony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) prides itself on being among the best Siding Contractors in Minnesota. Our carefree maintenance exteriors add protection, energy savings, value, and exceptional beauty to your home. Tony's Lifetime Exteriors is your siding replacement expert, and best of all, we offer free estimates. Transform your home into a newer-looking home and save money on energy bills with Vinyl Siding, seamless siding, or steel siding with Tony's Lifetime Exteriors. We will help you select siding that will best compliment your surroundings and architectural design. This will increase your home's curb appeal as it increases its value. Call today and set up your free consultation: (320) 252-9086.

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer SatisfactionTony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) is a remodeling contractor focusing on exterior products and their applications and dedicated to providing 100% customer satisfaction. Our goal is to create customers for life, which is where the "lifetime" part of our name comes from. We stand behind our products and workmanship at Tony's Lifetime Exteriors! Serving Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Sartell and beyond, our product line centers on traditional steel and Vinyl Siding, asphalt and metal roofing, vinyl replacement windows and low-maintenance decking and railing systems. Tony's has the philosophy that the customer deserves the best—the best products, craftsmanship, and service, beginning with the estimate to the final cleanup...and even beyond! Our customer service goal is to take care of any and all details to achieve customer satisfaction. If you're looking for replacement windows, siding, or other remodeling, call Tony's Lifetime Exteriors today for your free estimate: (320) 252-9086. We look forward to meeting you!

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Can Windows Really Save Me Money?

Can Windows Really Save Me Money?The short answer is yes, definitely! Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) offers many incentives for you to replace your windows with high-quality, durable windows from Walsh Windows. Are you aware your windows are your biggest energy wasters in your home? The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) studies have shown that up to 70% of your heat and 46% of your air conditioning go right out your windows. That's a lot! If you're debating replacing your windows, now is the perfect time to do it. You are already paying for new windows by leaching all that energy...make the smart choice and get your premium Walsh Windows now. Look for the Energy Star label to ensure the best quality and insulation for your money! Call Tony's Lifetime Exteriors today and set up your free consultation: (320) 252-9086. Your home, and your energy bills will thank you!

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Why Foam Filled Sashes and Frames?

Why Foam Filled Sashes and Frames?Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) built its reputation being dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. We use superior quality products and offer expert services designed to give you the best value for your money. Tony's window and Siding Contractors are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced in the business. Our free upgrade of foam filled sashes and frames with every Walsh Windows order during March and April is a huge additional value for your home. Many vinyl windows come with some sort of insulation in their frame members. Injection foam filling, when properly installed, is usually the most energy-efficient since it completely fills in the frame cavities. This better insulates your home and offers much higher energy-efficiency. Your attic and walls are insulated to increase your home's energy-efficiency, so make sure your windows are, too! Take advantage of this great offer today and give your home the best quality windows with free foam filled sashes and frames March and April. Call Tony's Lifetime Exteriors today: (320) 252-9086.

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Walsh Window Upgrade

Walsh Window UpgradeTony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) uses only the highest-quality products for your home. Walsh Windows are a local Minnesota company, proudly manufacturing durable, high-quality windows for over 60 years. Backed by a lifetime warranty, Walsh Windows are built to last and come in a variety of styles and colors. This month, Walsh Windows is also offering a special promotion: a FREE upgrade to foam-filled sash and frames with ALL Walsh Window orders! Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is used and insulates up to 8% more than dead air. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are also not off-gassed with EPS, unlike spray foam. EPS also does not shrink over time like spray foam and offers better indoor air quality. There are no air pockets in this foam, and it is a better value all around. Call today to take advantage of this amazing deal, and get your free foam filled sash and frames with all Walsh Window orders from Tony's Lifetime Exteriors: (320) 252-9086.

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Reputation For Excellence

Reputation For ExcellenceTony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) has a reputation for excellence, trusted local contractors for 44 years. Don't just take our word for it! Here are some recent reviews we've received:

"We've been so happy with the service, patience, and personal attention we've gotten as we walk our way through many first-time decisions. This is a business that really cares...we are extremely happy to recommend them!"


"We just had our roof redone...WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESULTS! Very friendly and professional service- excellent quality work. The crew that did our job was absolutely GREAT! We would definitely recommend Tony's Lifetime Exteriors!"


"We can't stop looking at our new roof, it looks amazing. You have great, professional people working for you! We can't wait to have you do the siding!"


"The guys were most personable and did a beautiful job of cleaning up after the installation. I'm very pleased with the windows."

Tony's Lifetime Exteriors prides itself on friendly, knowledgeable staff, superior products, and expert installation. We get the job done on time and offer competitive pricing. Discover what our clients are raving about. Your home is worth Tony's Lifetime Exteriors. Whether you need the best roofing shingles, superior siding, gutters, decks, remodeling and more...Tony's is here for you. Call (320) 252-9086 today and set up your home consultation. We look forward to meeting with you!

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This Is The Year

This Is The YearYou're finally going to add that sunroom. Perhaps build that deck. Redo that bonus room. What now? Call Tony's Lifetime Exteriors! Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) has been a trusted home remodeler in the St. Cloud area for 44 years. Our experienced staff and superior products ensure the best possible results for your remodeling projects. Tony's expert contractors will schedule a home visit to walk you through your options. When you want the best, you can't ask for more than trusted local contractors at Tony's Lifetime Exteriors. Call today for more information and to set up your home visit: (320) 252-9086. We look forward to meeting you!

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We Side With You

We Side With YouAt Tony's Lifetime Exteriors, (Sauk Rapids, MN) we side with you! Tony's has many different energy-efficient siding options for homes. Whether you have storm damage to repair, or simply aging siding that needs to be replaced, Tony's Lifetime Exteriors offers great barrier siding from lifetime vinyl to steel. Whatever type of siding you are looking for, Tony's is a trusted local siding contractor. If you're not sure what type of siding would be the best option for your home, our experienced staff will come out and offer expert advice and walk you through your options. Tony's has a range of high-quality siding options, from seamless siding to Vinyl Siding, steel siding, and aluminum soffit. We still install siding in the winter, so call today and set up your home visit: (320) 252-9086. Give your home the best defense against the elements with Tony's lifetime siding!

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Upgrade to Triple-Pane Windows for FREE!

Upgrade to Triple-Pane Windows for FREE!Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) wants you to have the best possible advantages with your replacement windows this season. That's why we are offering this incredibly amazing deal! All Walsh Window orders placed in the months of January and February will be automatically upgraded to triple-pane windows for FREE! That's right-- ALL Walsh Window orders. Tony's wants to give you superior protection from the elements with this spectacular deal. If you're even considering new windows, now is the time to get them from Tony's Lifetime Exteriors. Don't delay! Order your replacement windows from Tony's in January or February and get your free triple-pane upgrade. You will not find a deal like this anywhere else!

Call (320) 252-9086 today for full details and to schedule your home visit. We look forward to hearing from you!

Not good on previous window orders. Down payment for windows must be received in January or February to qualify. Call for additional details.

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We Side With You

Tony's Lifetime Exteriors (Sauk Rapids, MN) knows that winter months can really bring into focus the need for new siding. Harsh temperatures, wind, snow, sleet, and rain all take their toll on your home's first line of defense. Energy bills increase as more heat is leaching out. If this is the year for replacement siding, now is a great time to decide on your options. Tony's Lifetime Exteriors is one of Minnesota's best Siding Contractors, offering a wide variety of quality siding to meet every need. From seamless siding to steel to vinyl, Tony's offers only the highest-grade options for maintenance-free, energy –efficient, beautiful siding that adds exceptional value to your home. Call (320) 252-9086 today to set up your consultation and professional advice on your options. We look forward to siding with you at Tony's Lifetime Exteriors!

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A Glass Act

Sometimes, condensation means replacement windows are necessary. Trust the experts at Tony's Lifetime Exteriors to get to the root of your condensation issues. If humidity in your home is not to blame, the professionals at Tony's will help you decide which replacement windows will work best for you. Often times switching from a single to a double pane will minimize the problem. We may also advise using windows that utilize warm-edge technology, which prevents condensation from forming by keeping the window edges warm. For more humid areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, insulated glass units that have either a krypton gas or argon fill offer better insulation values by reducing convection between glass panels. Not sure what all this means? Call (320) 252-9086 today and let Tony's window professionals guide you through all your different options and explanations. Your home, and your family, will thank you!

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