With this weather, we’re getting lots of calls because of condensation on window and door glass as well as frost around the frames. Winter in the Twin Cities is definitely not over, and if the forecast for this week is any indication, this may be an issue for awhile.
Those who have recently replaced their windows and exterior doors with energy-efficient models are dealing with that because of excess humidity in their homes. We’ve got some information on why this is happening and how to reduce the humidity level in a recent blog post – check it out.
But for those with historic or older homes, the problem could actually be the windows and doors.
If your windows are older, you may have broken seals that let air leak. Cold air from the outside could be getting in, plus you’re losing that important insulating value that air between the panes provides.
Frost around door frames may also indicate air leakage. Older doors are not very energy-efficient, and wood doors can warp, meaning they don’t fit snugly in their openings anymore. New energy-efficient exterior doors and storm doors can help if this is the case.
We need to stop that condensation and frost from forming ; it can cause damage in your home. Winter’s a long way from over, so now is the time to eliminate this problem.
Keep warm indoors – and let us know if we can help! Give us a call today for a free in-home evaluation of your windows and exterior doors.
Window Outfitters, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor.We serve the Twin Cities metro area and surrounding communities with exterior home remodeling services such as replacement windows, exterior doors, and siding.