When the outdoor temperature drops and your windows are closed, moisture can get trapped in your interior, where it’s drawn to the windowpane. The water vapor turns from gas to liquid when the exterior surface temperature of the window dips below the dew point. When the colder outside temperature of the glass is exposed to warm, moist indoor air, condensation forms, freezes and creates ice crystals.
Extended ice exposure can harm your windows’ appearance and compromise their structural integrity. Prevent your windows from freezing during winter with these tips from Vertex Roofing Contractors, a window and roof replacement expert.
Minimize Window Condensation
Maintaining healthy humidity levels inside your home is key to minimizing condensation. Activities such as cooking, washing dishes and showering increase humidity levels indoors, causing condensation on windows. To reduce humidity, run humidity vents and avoid leaving boiling water on the stove. If possible, don’t hang your clothes to dry inside.
Schedule an Exterior Inspection
Cracks and other types of damage to your home’s exterior can allow water into your interior. Stay on top of damage by scheduling a thorough inspection before winter begins. This will help you avoid the need for expensive roof repair and other services.
Absorb Excess Condensation
Place a rolled-up towel on windowsill at night to absorb excess moisture. Keep the towel away from the glass to encourage airflow while still collecting condensation on the glass. This should help in preventing liquid from freezing.
Have Your Heating System Inspected
Hire a professional to inspect your gas appliances for defects. Damaged equipment can generate excessive moisture and pump toxic contaminants into the air. You should also make sure that you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home.
For quality home exterior services, turn to Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. We are one of the area’s best window, gutter and roofing contractors. Call us at (703) 782-5531 or complete our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Fairfax.