You know the delightful scene: A woman sits in a rocking chair sipping tea while watching the snow fall through a frosted window. While those ice-covered windows add to the charm of a picture, in real life frosted windows are less pleasant—and can even cause permanent damage to certain types of windows.
Some of the causes of your windows icing up on the inside can be simple to remedy, while others require more substantial measures. Either way, frosted up windowsisn’t something you want to ignore particularly if you have wood windows. When wood windows continually frost over, it can lead to rot and other issues. Even on other types of windows, the melting frost can cause cracked paint and stained varnish.
What Causes Frosted Windows—And How to Fix It
The simple answer to why windows frost over is that they are exposed to cold air on the exterior and humid air on the interior. As the water in the air collects on the windows, the cold air causes it to freeze creating the frost. There are a few things you can do to remedy frosted windows including:
Running a Dehumidifier
Weatherizing Your Windows
Running a Space Heater in the Rooms Where the Frost Occurs
While those solutions may solve the immediate problem, they are typically just Band-Aid fixes. If your windows aren’t doing their job of keeping the cold air out of your home then it’s time for new windows. If you have high-performance windows and they still frost over, it probably means that they weren’t properly installed and that air is entering your home from around the windows.
Your Home Improvement Company provides top-rated windows that will keep that cold weather outside where it belongs—and you’ll never have to worry about shoddy workmanship when you choose our services. Our crews are highly-trained, certified professionals with the experience they need to provide a flawless, weatherproof installation.
Leave the frosted windows to the pastoral winter paintings. Contact Your Home Improvement Company today for more information about our quality, competitively priced replacement window installation. Give us a call today, or fill out our online form now to request a no-cost, no-obligation estimate.