It’s getting cold outside. It’s windy. It’s snowy. Suddenly, the old windows that seemed fine all summer long are starting to show their age. Sooner or later, your windows will have to be replaced, but many homeowners have concerns about scheduling window replacement in winter. In reality, you needn’t worry.
If you have drafts, leaks or broken windows, you should never put off new window installation. At the end of the day, the best time for window replacement is whenever your home needs it. And if that turns out to be winter, then there are some significant benefits that might surprise you.
Winter Makes Window Problems Easy to Spot
If you’ve recently bought a house and are wondering whether the windows are sound, winter is when you’ll really find out. Some new homeowners rush to replace windows before the snow flies, or worse, try to push their luck and wait until spring.
The benefit of replacing your windows in winter is that the problems will be obvious. As materials contract in the cold weather, leaks and drafts will make their presence known, so you’ll have no doubt as to whether or not your windows need to be replaced. There’s also a good chance that some of your windows are perfectly fine; in winter it will be much easier to tell which ones need replacing and which ones don’t.
Window Replacement Can Be Done in Cold Weather
One of the biggest myths that scares homeowners away from window replacement in winter is the idea that window installation is more difficult during the colder months. In fact, windows are no more challenging to install this time of year than in any other season. And no, you won’t feel like you’re living in a freezer while the work is being done!
Modern tools and techniques like plastic room dividers make it easier and more comfortable than ever to have new windows installed when it’s cold outside. This, of course, its one of the reasons why it’s so important that you choose a skilled, professional window replacement company for all window and door replacements.
Seasoned pros will understand the special measures that must be taken in winter. For example, silicone-based caulk should be used because it holds better in the cold, and adhesives with high joint movement capability should be used to avoid problems with expansion and contraction.
You’ll See Energy Benefits Right Away
Old windows are the leading source of air leakage in most homes. So in addition to improving your curb appeal, one of the greatest benefits of new window installation is that it will suddenly be much easier to maintain the correct temperature inside your home. That means improved comfort as well as a significant boost to energy efficiency.
There’s no need to wait until spring to have your windows replaced if they’re bleeding air and driving up your utility bills in the meantime. Winter window replacement will bring you an immediate, noticeable boost to your energy efficiency and comfort. There’s a good likelihood you’ll see a significant difference on your very next utility bill.
Ready to learn more about winter window replacement? Our team of window and door specialists is here to help. Contact us today to talk to a member of our team and schedule a consultation.