The winter season can be a challenging time for home maintenance projects. After all, not only can the outdoor temperature be very cold but if you live in an area where snow and ice are common at this time of the year, they can be prominent obstacles as well. In fact, the cold temperatures can also cause your windows to freeze. Thankfully, there are ways you can prevent this from happening.
In this article, ARCH Exteriors, LLC, the pros in installing affordable replacement windows, lists the four different ways you can prevent your windows from freezing this winter, starting with:
- Reapply Weatherstripping and Caulk – Your window has something called the weatherstripping and caulk attached to it, which prevents condensation from causing your windows to freeze. Unfortunately, the weatherstripping and caulk can eventually deteriorate, meaning you’ll have to get a professional to apply new ones to prevent your windows from freezing.
- Install Plastic Insulation – Alternative, you can also have your window contractor install plastic insulation alongside your replacement windows if you want to prevent them from freezing. As their name implies, installing them on your windows can reinforce its insulation and reduce the likelihood of condensation forming on your windows and causing them to freeze.
- Reduce Humidity – On the other hand, reducing the humidity around your home can also prevent your windows from freezing. To accomplish this, make sure to keep the temperatures around your home consistent and run the vents to reduce your home’s overall humidity. Alternatively, you can also install dehumidifiers around your home if you desire
- Use a De-icer Spray – Finally, you can also consider spraying a de-icer spray outside your window around its openings to prevent it from freezing shut. This is because de-icer sprays contain chemicals that melt ice and prevent freezing. However, keep in mind that they don’t last for long periods of time and will have to be re-applied a few times within the span of 24 hours.
Make your search for a window installation and roofing company easier by turning to ARCH Exteriors, LLC, your number one service provider when it comes to roofing and window replacement projects. Give us a call at (877) 214-2831 or fill out our contact form to get a free home estimate.