It’s usually best to keep your windows closed during winter so as not to waste the heating inside your home. However, one downside of this is that the moisture in your indoor air tends to get trapped and form condensation on the window pane. The glass often has a colder temperature, and this causes the condensation to freeze and create ice crystals — which can potentially lead to rotting and decay.
That said, it’s critical to address the problem immediately, or better yet avoid it altogether. D&M Roofing, a trusted window and roofing company, shares a few tips on how you can keep your windows from freezing during winter.
You can put a plastic shrink film on the inside of your windows to provide insulation and reduce condensation. Take note, though, that a plastic shrink film could create a slightly hazy look on your windows, and it’s usually hard to remove.
Weatherstripping and Caulk
Similar to what your roofing contractor might tell you with regards to your roof, window experts also highly recommend ensuring that your windows are properly sealed. You can do this by applying weatherstripping around your windows. Pay special attention to the bottom of your window sash and the seams where windows usually open and close. Meanwhile, caulking should be applied around the exterior of your windows. Make sure to seal any gaps and cracks that you find.
Other Tips to Keep in Mind
When preventing frozen windows, one of the most important things that you should keep in mind is to keep a consistent temperature and low humidity level inside your home. It generally helps to be conscious of the various activities that contribute to higher humidity levels, such as cooking and showering. Of course, you can’t avoid doing these things. But by identifying, for example, the potential of showers to raise the humidity level in your home, you can consider certain options to reduce that likelihood. For instance, running bathroom vents can help minimize the humidity.
D&M Roofing offers a high level of customer service, and our team ensures only the best results for every roofing project they handle. To learn more about the services we offer, you can call us at (330) 852-3800 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Akron and Canton, OH.