Frost is pretty but it’s not something homeowners should welcome on their windows. It’s a lot less common now with the advent of better window options but it still happens, especially on older homes. If you’re dealing with frost on windows or want to prevent it, window and residential roofing pro All American Roofing is here to lend you a hand.
How Frost Forms
Frost forms when windows are exposed to cold air outside and moist air inside. Water vapor in the air is draw to the window, turning into liquid first and then solid when it comes into contact with the window glass that has a surface temperature lower than the dew point and freezes.
Why It’s Bad
Frost can lead to moisture damage when it melts, especially on wooden windows. It can also discolor varnish and crack paints, as well as promote premature deterioration. When moisture lingers, mold growth, which is both unsightly and bad for the health, can also be a problem.
How to Prevent Frost on Windows
- Have your window and roofing contractor caulk your windows to properly weatherize them for winter.
- Run a dehumidifier to lower moisture in the air.
- Place a space heater close to windows in a room where frost commonly forms.
- Replace single-pane windows with double-pane units that are better at moderating heat transfer.
Aside from being a trusted residential and commercial roofing contractor, All American Roofing also specializes in window, gutter and siding products and services, providing you with a one-stop shop for a range of exterior improvement requirements. To learn more about what we can do for you and your OKC home, simply give us a call at (918) 583-0100 or fill out our contact form. Request a FREE consultation today! We serve Oklahoma City and the surrounding OK communities.