Tips for Preventing Frost on Your Windows
For many of us, frost on the windows is just a sign of the season. We have fond memories of waking up to frosty windows as children. But frost on your windows can actually cause damage to your windows. As the frost melts, it can damage the window frame and even lead to mold problems. Instead of admiring it, here’s how to fix it:
1) Weatherize your windows
In Kitchener-Waterloo, we see both weather extremes: our winters are cold and snowy and our summers are hot and humid. Because of this, we have to prepare our homes for each new season to make sure they can stand up to different forms of weather. Having storm windows, and making sure they’re installed properly, is a good way to avoid frosty windows. You should also make sure to freshen up the caulking before the winter season to prevent moisture from entering your home. Learn more tips for weatherizing your windows and doors .
2) Keep moisture at bay
Keeping the inside of your home dry is essential for avoiding moisture problems like frosty windows. Frosty windows are the result of a buildup of condensation on the inside of your windows, which then freezes when the surface temperature reaches a certain number. If you prevent the condensation from occurring in the first place, you can avoid frosty windows. Use a dehumidifier and any interior fans you may have.
3) Keep your home warm
Frosty windows most often happen overnight when the temperatures outside plummet, and the inside of your home often gets colder as a result. Try turning the heating up a couple of degrees to keep your home warmer. If you notice frosty windows in particular rooms, consider running a space heater in the affected areas. (Just be sure to never leave space heaters unattended or touching flammable objects.)
4) Replace your windows
Older windows tend to be single-paned, and aren’t as insulating as newer, multi-paned windows. If the above solutions fail, you might need to replace your old windows with double- or triple-paned windows. These create a barrier of dead air between the panes, so it’s harder for heat or cold to come into your home through your windows.
Contact Bavarian Window Works today to find out how we can help with replacing windows and doors throughout your home!