Things You Need to Know About Winter Window Installation

Things You Need to Know About Winter Window Installation

There comes a time when you need improvements around your home. However, these moments may not coincide with appropriate weather conditions for renovations, especially when replacing windows. 

This may get you wondering: "Can replacement windows be installed in the winter?"

Rain and snow are extreme conditions that will get window companies to pause the project, but that doesn't mean installing windows in the winter is impossible. Keep reading to learn more about having your windows installed in the winter.

6 Things You'll Want to Know About Having Windows Installed in the Winter

Depending on where you live, consider your area's climate before you order new windows. With long lead times, orders in Fall may only be ready for insulation in winter. 

Installing windows in the winter is possible, but you need to know a few things first.

  1. Can replacement windows be installed in the winter?
  2. Is it cheaper to replace windows in the winter?
  3. What's the best way to install windows in the winter?
  4. Will the cold weather affect my house?
  5. Are windows installed from the inside or outside the house?
  6. What are the benefits of installing replacement windows in the winter?

1. Can replacement windows be installed in the winter?

Yes, they can as long as the weather conditions do not danger the laborers or your home interior. A trustworthy installation company will check weather conditions before setting a date and reschedule if an unexpected storm approaches. It would be best if you avoided the possibility of moisture entering your home. 

2. Is it cheaper to replace windows in the winter?

Generally, there is a lower demand for window replacements in winter. This could mean that you'll find a great deal or reduced installation costs with local window companies. If your region rarely has extreme weather conditions, then you may save some money if you choose to initiate window replacements during colder months. 

3. What's the best way to install windows in the winter?

Window openings need to be correctly measured, removed, and installed. This is true for any season, and window replacement in winter will not vary from summer installations. One thing you may want to discuss with your installation company is how many windows will be removed at a time. Our company, all year around, works one window at a time. The benefits of this include fewer open holes to let cold air in or out of the home and we measure each new window before removing the window it's meant to replace in case we've been sent a wrong window. Some companies remove all the windows that need to be replaced before they begin installing. That means you're losing more of your inside air all at once and if there is a mistake with the order your existing windows have already been removed and you're left with a hole in your wall. 

4. Will the cold weather affect my house?

Many homeowners are concerned about a cold breeze entering their homes. Installers take measures to ensure that as little cold enters your home as possible. By closing doors, installing one window at a time, or using floor-to-ceiling plastic barriers, you can prevent cold air from flowing into your home. Site preparation is vital for any replacement project.

The cold will not deter window companies from doing their jobs. However, extreme conditions like wind, snow, and torrential rain may cause them to wait a few days until the cold front moves on. When there is a break in extreme conditions, work can commence, and your contractor can install your new windows. 

5. Are windows installed from the inside or outside the house?

Contractors can install windows from the interior or exterior depending on the type of replacement window chosen and the rough opening condition. Ask your contractor what to expect from installation day so that you can prepare your home accordingly. Generally we install from the outside but we still need access to the inside of the home. 

6. What are the benefits of installing replacement windows in the winter?

One great benefit of installing replacements windows in winter is that you will experience an immediate improvement in insulation and a drop in your utility bills. During winter, you'll be more aware of poor insulation, leaks, and condensation between window panes. Pumping up your internal heating escalates energy expenses. 

Over and above reduced replacement quotes, a drop in demand could also mean that your wait time is shorter than if you ordered windows in summer.

Best Time to Install Windows

If you're noticing problems with your windows during the Fall, don't hesitate to order your replacements. Winter is a great time to get window improvements done so that your family can live in comfort when the freezing temperatures set in. With immediate results, increased savings, faster installation times, and reduced energy bills, there is no reason to wait around until spring for new windows. The best time to replace your windows is anytime you're ready. 

Not sure if your windows need replacing, check out this article about Five Reasons to Replace Your Windows.

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