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How to prevent frost on the inside of your house windows

November 08, 2021

How to Prevent Frost on the Inside of Your House Windows

Close up of a window with condensation and freezing inside.

Frosty windows after a cold spell used to be a common occurrence before the development of double-paned windows and more sophisticated window construction techniques. Though it’s less of an issue today, those who live in older homes may still find themselves waking up to frost on their windows, making it difficult to see outside. This issue occurs when house windows are exposed to cold air on the outside and moist air on the inside. This draws water vapor to the window’s pane, and said water vapor will eventually turn to liquid before frosting up. Though the sight may be lovely to look at on a winter morning, frost accumulation on windows can be a cause for concern.

Why is Frost a Problem for Your Windows?

When frost melts, it will transfer moisture to the window’s frame and cause damage. If your home has wood windows, the moisture can discolor the varnish, cause paint to crack, or damage the wood frame. Frost can also melt off of single-paned windows and seep into the walls. If the moisture isn’t addressed, mold can develop.

What You Can Do

Here are a few simple ways to prevent frost from developing on your windows:

  • Prepare your windows for cold weather by ensuring they are installed properly and caulking any gaps in the seals.
  • Run a dehumidifier to keep indoor moisture to a minimum.
  • Keep your home warm at night or, if the issue is common in one particular room, invest in a space heater.
  • Replace your windows if all else fails, switching from single-pane windows to double-pane windows.

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If your home’s windows keep accumulating frost, contact the experts Five Star Improvements and ask about our replacement windows. All of our windows are sourced from leading manufacturers Marvin and Polaris, so you can be sure your new windows are of the utmost quality. Schedule a free, no-pressure consultation today.

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