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4 Ways to Prevent Windows From Freezing in Winter

Now that winter has come, you’ll want to ensure your home’s most essential components remain in good condition. This is especially crucial in windows, which are prone to freezing shut, making them almost impossible to open. To prevent serious damage to your units, check out these handy tips from Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey, your leading provider of the highest quality windows and doors in the area.


  1. Reduce condensation in your home. Certain activities like showering, cooking, and washing dishes can raise humidity levels in the air. This results in condensation accumulating on your windows.  When there’s moisture on both the inside and outside of the unit, your window can freeze. Avoid leaving hot or boiling water in the stove, sink, or bathtub, and always maintain low humidity and consistently cool temperatures in your bath space and kitchen.
  2. Make sure your windows are perfectly sealed. Like your sliding patio doors, your windows should insulate your home from inclement temperature. By ensuring that there are no small openings where cold air can leak in, you can prevent condensation from building up on and between your window panes.
  3. Increase the room temperature at nighttime. This helps stop frost and ice from accumulating in your windows. If there’s a room that’s problematic, you can use a space heater. Here’s another: make sure to store firewood outside your home because moisture from wood naturally evaporates in warmer temperatures, adding to the humidity inside your home. As mentioned, too much humidity can lead to windows freezing.
  4. Consider a window replacement. If your existing windows have always been prone to freezing during winter even if your home has low humidity levels, it might be time to replace them with high-performing ones. You can count on Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey for this. We are not just your go-to company for superior hinged French doors, we also offer a wide range of ENERGY STAR®-certified replacement windows.Our window options use exclusive Fibrex® material, a composite that offers the durability and natural insulating value of wood, plus the maintenance-free performance of vinyl. They also come with our advanced High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which effectively prevents heat loss and air leaks, while reducing condensation in your home.

You no longer have to worry about your windows freezing when you turn to Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Hillsborough, New Jersey. Call us today at (908) 497-1020 or fill out this online form to schedule your free consultation.


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