Winter can do a number on your house, particularly on your windows. The really low temperatures can make your windows hard to operate, even freeze it completely so you can’t open them. If you force a substandard window open (or close it), you may even permanently damage the fixture.
Fortunately, you can do a few things to prevent frost formation on your windows, even prevent it from being frozen completely. Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod, one of the area’s top window contractors, shares some advice.
You would normally be able to insulate your windows yourself by weatherstripping and caulking it. Weatherstripping means sealing the interior part of the window, while caulking does the same on the outside. The idea is to cover the gaps where heat can leak through.
At Renewal by Andersen, our window technologies have made it so your new windows are impervious to the elements. We use High-Performance™ Low-E4® coatings combined with double-pane glazing to resist the elements. With our patented Fibrex® material frames, you can be sure that your windows are insulated from whatever winter throws at it.
Dealing With Window Condensation
High humidity causes frost on your windows. After all, high humidity means more water vapor in ambient air, and more water means a higher chance of frost formation. You don’t need window companies to tell you that high interior humidity not only causes this window problem but also puts you at risk of other complicated issues, such as dry rot.
To reduce condensation, ensure you have sufficient ventilation. The areas that are prone to window frost are the bathroom and the kitchen, as they generate high humidity. Open your windows when it’s sunny outside or at least have an exhaust fan running.
Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod isn’t your run-of-the-mill window replacement contractor; we’re one of the best in the business. Call us today at (508) 936-1171 to learn more. You can also fill out our contact form for your free windows inspection and diagnosis. We serve Cape Cod, MA, and nearby areas.