For most homeowners, window replacement in winter is not a good idea fearing that the prevalent temperatures may affect the quality of the installation. The other fear is that the house will get extremely cold while the project is ongoing.
Window installation during winter is not impossible as most people think.
- Some think that adhesives used to install windows will not work effectively during winter. However, there are materials such as foam insulation and adhesives specifically for mild and freezing temperatures. Your installer/contractor will choose materials that are not affected by freezing weather conditions even those as low as -20 degrees Celsius.
- Your house will not be getting chilly. Professional window installation companies will ensure that your house loses as little heat as possible during the installation process. The use of plastic barriers and installing one window at a time will prevent heat loss in the home during the installation process. Window replacement is a quick process and that prevents extreme exposure to the elements.
- It must not wait until spring. It is better to replace old and inefficient windows sooner rather than having to wait until spring or other times of favorable weather. Air leaks and poor insulation will drastically affect the temperature and comfort of your home. Winter will make leaking windows more susceptible to rotting, further cracking, and growth of mold.
Installation of energy-efficient windows will ensure the home is warm and cozy and will lower your heating costs during the winter season. You stand to enjoy scheduling flexibility during winter since window replacement contractors tend to enter a slow season for their businesses. Therefore, winter is a convenient time for window replacement in the home.
Work with professional window installers to ensure that a high-quality job is completed irrespective of the season. Professional window installers will source and make use of quality products that are energy efficient.