With the cold season about to roll in, it pays to make sure your existing windows are prepped and ready to go against possible frost and ice buildup. This is simple enough once you take the necessary measures. The reliable window contractor in the area, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, shares some easy ways to keep your windows from freezing this winter.
Weatherize your windows. Frost in your windows may look postcard-perfect, but this can actually damage the units when overlooked. That’s why you should weatherize your windows once it gets colder. This means sealing gaps and other openings around them. If you’re using storm windows, make sure they’re installed properly, as well.
Reduce the moisture level inside your home. Daily tasks and activities that use a copious amount of water, such as cooking, showering, and laundry, can generate excessive indoor moisture. This will be drawn to cold surfaces in your home, such as the window glass. When this happens, the moisture can freeze into ice crystals on the inside of your windows. This mainly occurs in single-pane units, so if you still haven’t upgraded to double-glazed ones, you should turn to your trusted windows company, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, for high-quality replacements. But before that, you should also deal with your home’s moisture problems. One way to do this is to use a dehumidifier to keep the air dry.
Keep your home sufficiently warm. This is especially important at night when temperatures can drop dramatically. By raising the indoor temperature a little bit, you can prevent frost from forming in your windows. And if there’s a room that’s particularly prone to frost in windows, run a space heater there to see if that takes care of the issue.
Old and failing windows are no match to frost and ice buildup, so why not consider getting an upgrade from your premier window company, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod. Our replacement windows use two panes of advanced glass infused with efficient argon gas in between to reduce the potential of cold transfer and allow for incredible thermal performance. We proudly serve Cape Cod, MA and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (508) 205-1200 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.