Each season of the year offers certain benefits for homeowners who are replacing windows. But, you may wonder if there’s an ideal time of year for buying and installing windows. For example, it may seem impossible to install new windows during winter without a lot of inconvenience and discomfort. But, actually, replacing worn-out windows in any season can offer significant benefits to your family’s health and comfort and in reducing high energy bills.
Why Not Just Wait to Replace My Windows?
Around 25 to 30 percent of energy loss from homes is through windows. So, switching out leaky old worn-out windows with energy-efficient replacement windows is the solution to minimizing electricity waste. Are you still wondering how it makes sense to replace windows even in cold weather? There are actually numerous benefits from replacing windows in the winter. Still doubtful? Read on!
Springtime Window Replacements
On the downside, as the weather gets warmer in the spring, the busiest season of the year begins for window installers. That means you will need to plan well in advance and work with the installers to fit your installation into their schedule and yours at a time that works well for them and your family. The big benefit of installing new windows in the spring is that days are becoming longer, so there are more hours of sunlight. That means installation can be completed in fewer days.
If it’s spring and you need window replacements, it’s time to get it done before blazing hot summer temperatures bring soaring electricity costs in the summer.
Installing New Windows in the Summer
Everyone wants to do their window replacements in the summer. Everyone! That means summer is naturally the busiest season of the year for installers. That can make scheduling a convenient time difficult. The good thing about summer window replacement is that there are no concerns about temperatures plunging below freezing during the installation process. Warmer temperatures also help caulk set well. On the other hand, flying insects can be an extreme nuisance in some areas when they come through openings during window removals.
For summer installation, July is recommended as the best month to schedule. There’s a lot going on in July, with getting kids ready to go back to school, family vacations, etc. So, there may be greater flexibility in scheduling window installations, and you may get a discounted rate for scheduling in July.
Window Installation in the Fall
Worn-out, poorly functioning windows are a bigger problem in winter. So, there are major benefits for homeowners who get window replacement done in the fall, before the coldest weather arrives with the brutally high heating bills. Colder weather brings more moist conditions indoors, which can cause condensation and promote mold growth, which is dangerous to human health.
Replacing windows in the fall allows homeowners to avoid such issues. It enables you to go into the winter fully prepared with high-performance energy-efficient windows protecting your family’s health and comfort and your property’s condition.
Window Replacements During Winter
During winter weather, the cold emanating through old frail windows and the drafts from air leaks around the deteriorated frames can make the need for replacements more pressing. In many cases, homeowners are faced with the choice of either living through the entire winter with bad windows that don’t work or replacing them promptly. In such situations, the benefits of new windows installed in winter are greater than in any other season. You can start enjoying a much healthier, more comfortable, properly functioning home, and extreme winter heating losses are immediately reduced.
Additionally, winter is the slowest season for window installers. So, you’re likely to have your choice of time slots for installation. Another bonus of wintertime window replacement is that window companies often offer their best specials on window sales and installation pricing.
Wait, won’t installing windows in winter let cold air into my house?
The Advanced Window Products winter installation process is coordinated to minimize heat loss inside the home. We have additional installers on winter installation projects to limit exposure of the home’s interior to the cold outside air. It takes just a few minutes for the removal of the old window and position the new window to cover the wall opening.
So, Window Installation Is For All Seasons!
Ultimately, if you have old, thin, drafty, fragile, malfunctioning windows, you and your family will benefit from getting them replaced as soon as possible during any season of the year. Poor windows can cause outrageous electricity costs, and they can overwork your HVAC system trying to keep up with extreme heating and cooling losses.
Plus, as we’ve seen above, every season of the year offers strong benefits for replacing windows instead of waiting. Even winter, which may seem like the worst time to replace windows, can be the best time to replace windows for many homeowners.
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