Winter weather can take a toll on any home. Ice dam formation can lead to the need for roof repair, snow that builds up on your roof can cause sagging, and your windows can freeze shut in cold temperatures, leading to a host of complications.
Windows that are frozen shut can become safety hazards in the event of an emergency, and forcing them open can be dangerous to the homeowner and damaging to the windows. In this post, Sprague Construction Roofing LLC shares a few tips to help keep your windows from freezing.
Reduce Indoor Humidity
Indoor humidity needs to be kept to a minimum to prevent windows from freezing. This is because the water vapor inside the home is what turns into the ice on your windows.
How does this happen? If the outdoor temperature drops below a certain point, water vapor turns into liquid water, which will be turned into ice crystals if the temperature gets even colder. Reducing indoor air moisture is very crucial to preventing windows from freezing. A restoration services provider can share more tips on how to combat indoor humidity.
Make Sure Your Windows Are Leak-Free
Leaky windows allow outdoor air to enter the home and lower the surface temperatures. This will cause water vapor to turn into liquid water, which can turn into ice if the temperature permits. Make sure to seal all gaps and install weatherstripping to avoid leaks.
Use De-Icer Sprays
De-icers work to prevent ice buildup on your windows (and other parts of the home). These chemical-based sprays melt ice and prevent freezing from happening. Their effects don’t last very long, though, which means homeowners will need to spray several times in a day.
Looking for a reliable contractor who can help you prevent your windows from freezing during winter? Turn to Sprague Construction Roofing LLC, the top window replacement and gutter repair experts in your area. Call us at (307) 269-0998, (970) 239-3313 or (406) 200-9080 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Billings, MT, and Cody, WY.