How can I keep frost off my clear glass front door?


I have a clear glass front door, with a solid heavy door inside. In winter it freezes and is covered in frost. I don't want to use anti-freeze -too toxic. Is there a natural alternative to anti-freeze? Thank you for any help. Claire

  5 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Oct 06, 2018

    I'm assuming you have a glass storm door in front of your main door - based on your description. I would check to ensure your front door isn't leaking warm interior air out to the space between the doors. If so, the cold outside air will cause the moisture to freeze. A desiccant can also be used to suck up moisture. You can find that in the store in a plastic tub under names like "Dri-Air" or similar. I keep one of those in my safe to keep the paper from smelling musty.

  • Sharon Howard Sharon Howard on Oct 07, 2018

    Wipe with rubbing alcohol on the clean window

  • T.K. T.K. on Oct 07, 2018

    The problem, as Ken has said, is that warm, moist air is getting from your interior and causing the cold storm door to get frosted. You need to replace the weather stripping on the main door- and it wouldn't hurt tp re-do that on the storm door, too. You can check at a hardware store for information and help in choosing the proper weather stripping and how to install it. It is not hard. Then I would get the same stuff that you use on your car windows to keep them from frosting up and use that on the storm door as an added help.

  • Claire Claire on Oct 07, 2018

    Thanks to all for their suggestions. I will use all of them.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 07, 2018

    Check your owners' manual to make sure that using alcohol based products won't void your warranty.