One of the many inconveniences that winter can bring to your home, apart from ice dams and the constant need to shovel snow, is a frozen window. This can make operating it hard, even impossible, which is especially annoying if you want to air your interior on days when the sun is shining.
But there’s no need to endure this. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to prevent and address this issue.
Insulating Your Windows
One of the best ways to beat window freezing in winter is to make sure it doesn’t leak heat. You can do this by investing in a window that’s insulated from the get-go, such as our High-Performance™ Low-E4® windows with Fibrex® material frames.
Otherwise, you can make do with weatherstripping and caulking for the interior and exterior parts of the window, respectively. Weatherstripping goes on the sash and the seams of the window while caulking is applied to gaps, cracks and holes of the window outside.
You can also use a plastic shrink wrap on the interior part of the windows. Plastic is a great insulator, and shrink wrap can be easily applied using double-sided tape and a little hair dryer. That said, this solution may somewhat obscure the view so use it only as a last resort.
Condensation Is the Enemy
Condensation makes your windows more prone to freezing because condensation means the presence of humidity. To reduce condensation, vent areas using fans or open your windows in areas that make the most humidity, such as the bathroom and the kitchen.
Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut is considered one of the top window replacement experts in the state. Call us today at (860) 904-1931 to learn why. You can also fill out our contact form to request an estimate.