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FACT: single glazed windows are prone

Single glazed windows are prone to condensation. A single pane of glass is a poor insulator causing water to condense on the glass drippiling down onot the window frame below. Window rot can set in unless the timer is regularly painted.

FACT: window rot is common in period

Window rot is common in period properties. Phellinus contiguus or window rot is a slow growing white rot. It is very rare that any timbers are structurally significant, other than prehaps holding a window pane in place. The rot can normally be cut out, sanded, filled and painted for protection.