There is nothing more peaceful than getting up on a cold winter morning and looking out your window to see blankets of fresh snow piling high. Along with the picturesque landscape and the chill in the air, you can’t help but notice frost forming on the windows of your Heartland home. Though it may be pretty, frosty windows are actually something you want to avoid.
Frost will eventually melt and the dripping moisture can eventually lead to costly damage, such as mold and mildew growth. In order to avoid the headache of dealing with these expenses, avoiding frosty windows altogether is certainly the best course of action.
Stopping the Frost
When it comes to stopping frost from forming on your windows, keep the following preventative measures in mind:
Use a Dehumidifier
A humidifier is often used to add moisture to the home and prevent air from becoming too dry in the winter. Though this makes indoor living spaces more comfortable, the additional moisture can collect on the windows, freeze in cold weather, and turn into frost. However, with a dehumidifier, you can reduce the odds of your windows becoming frosty.
Block Cold Air
If cold air is coming through small gaps and cracks in your windows, it is likely coming into contact with moisture in your home, resulting in frost. In order to prevent this, use caulk to seal up any weak points in your windows that may be allowing chilly air to sneak in.
Make Sure Your Home is Warm and Toasty
By keeping your home at a consistently warm temperature, your windows may retain some heat. This won’t give frost a fighting chance, as your windows won’t be cold enough for moisture to freeze.
Contact the Professionals
If frost is forming on your windows and none of these tips are working for you, contact the professionals at The Door Store for high-performance replacement windows. With new windows in place, you won’t have to worry about sealant issues and can rest easy knowing your windows will remain frost-free.