Replace Windows When Ice is Inside
I love Wisconsin weather!
There is something special about waking up to a fresh blanket of snow and seeing ice covering the tree branches. The kids have told me it looks like the trees are covered in glitter, especially when they are reflecting the twinkling of Christmas lights. If you’re anything like me, you like to take a few minutes to take in this serene setting before the craziness of the day takes hold.
That is of course unless you have more ice and frost on the inside of your windows than the outside of them!
I’ve had many people ask me, why does this happen and how can I make it stop?
We’ll cover why and provide some tips on how to fix it below.
WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?
Simply put condensation forms when windows are exposed to cold air on the outside and warm, moist air on the inside. The moisture starts out as water vapor and is drawn to the window pane. Once the temperature is below the dew point – your water vapor turns to liquid. That liquid turns to ice crystals and frost.
DOES IT DAMAGE MY HOME?
Yes! Left untreated water and frost can cause damage to your home and potentially impact your health. If not dealt with, the frost and ice on your windows will damage not only your windows but could damage your walls. Studies show, standing water grows mold which can affect you and your loved ones health.
HOW CAN I FIX IT?
There are many ways to fix condensation on your windows. We’ll cover short term and long term solutions below.
- Run exhaust fans
- Use a dehumidifier
- Increase your homes heat setting
- Wipe up moisture as you see it forming and disinfect with bleach
- Open window treatments to allow air to dry the moisture
- Caulk and seal your windows
- Replace Windows
As you can see, there is only one long-term solution to fixing condensation on your windows, and that is replacing your windows.
This can be an overwhelming task, so it’s important to rely on experts to guide you. AHT Wisconsin Windows is celebrating our 50th year in business. We will replace windows in your home that are built specifically for Wisconsin’s weather, so you can rest assured they will withstand our cold winters. This means you can enjoy your view while staying warm, and saving on your energy costs!
We know purchasing replacement windows is an investment you only want to do once, which is why we have a 50-year warranty. Once you replace your windows with us, you won’t have to worry about replacing them again.
Schedule an appointment with our experts to hear more about how we can make window replacement comfortable for any budget. We will help you replace windows in your home in Appleton, Appleton, Neenah, Madison, Clintonville, Green Bay and surrounding areas. Call us today at 866-367-6560 for a free, no-obligation estimate.
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