If you’re considering replacing your windows, you may naturally assume that you should wait until summer. It will be warmer then and less rainy (probably). But there are several reasons why winter can be great time to replace your windows.
A large majority of your home’s heat escapes through the glass and around the edges of your windows. Old, drafty windows are a direct cause of higher heating bills. Replacing your windows in the winter allows you to begin reducing your energy usage – and costs – right away. U-values measure the heat transfer through a window so be sure to get a window with a low U-value. This will help keep the warm air inside during winter and keep it outside during summer.
Generally, window installers are slower in the winter which means they can get your windows installed quicker than during the hectic summer months. And, depending on their schedule, you may get more favorable pricing if you do the work in the winter. Also, occasionally window manufacturers run specials to jumpstart sales as they had into a new year.
To keep your house from getting too cold during installation, consider closing the door to the room where the work is being done. Most likely your installer will remove the old window and install the new one right away in order to minimize the time your house is completely open. You would be surprised at how short the time is between removal and installation. While you will lose some heat it may be less than you think.
In short, winter is a great time to replace your windows. And there is no better time than right now to save money and feel more comfortable at home. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate!