The winter season can do a number on your home, especially your windows. Ice buildup can lead to both aesthetic and structural problems to your windows’ components, particularly the frame and its finish. With prolonged exposure, the paint begins to crack, the wood starts to rot, and the whole window shows signs of mold and mildew growth.
Today, the window and roof replacement pros of Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. shares ways to keep your windows from freezing during winter.
Minimize Window Condensation
Condensation accumulates on windows when there’s a high level of indoor humidity. Keeping it low helps prevent moisture on both the window exterior and interior from freezing and causing problems later on. When taking a shower inside the bathroom or cooking in the kitchen, make sure to run the exhaust fan to let moisture out. During days of mild winter weather, open the windows even for just a short while to improve ventilation.
Apply New Weatherstripping
Check the windows for damaged weatherstripping and replace it accordingly. Window and roof repair pros recommend self-adhering weatherstripping for fast and efficient installation. Apply it to the bottom of the sash and along the seams where the window opens and closes. Also, inspect for cracks or small gaps on the window’s exterior. Apply caulking on areas where air enters. Doing both of them helps keep condensation from forming on and between window panes.
Install Plastic Insulation
You can also reduce window condensation by applying plastic shrink film on the window interior. Secure it with double-sided tape and heat it with a hairdryer so it shrinks to fit the window. It can be difficult to remove, however, so choose this option only if you are planning to leave it on your windows throughout the winter.
Sometimes, replacing your current windows is the best way to combat the problem of condensation and subsequent freezing during winter. With new windows from Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc., you not only boost your home’s curb appeal but also improve energy efficiency.
We are one of the leading roofing contractors you can turn to for your exterior home improvement needs. Call us today at (703) 794-2121 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve residents of Ashburn and the surrounding areas.