Under certain conditions, all awnings will suffer from internal condensation.
Condensation is created by moist warm air coming into contact with a cool surface. This moisture condenses creating water. Depending upon the conditions, condensation could be quite severe and is commonly mistaken for leaking, especially as it can run down the inside of the roof and drip off ties, tapes and other internal fittings. Most condensation occurs in the off-season – early Spring, Autumn, Winter.
Primary causes of condensation are:
Reduce condensation by:
Roof linings are also available for many of our awnings, this accessory helps reduce condensation by regulating the temperature inside the awning, catching any drips that fall from the roof and allowing the water to dissipate when conditions improve.
Kampa Dometic awnings using Weathershield™ All-Season material will experience reduced condensation, this is a breathable material more suited to out of season caravanning.