While window replacement can be done any time of the year, certain seasons are more convenient than others for this project. Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod takes a quick look at the pros and cons of window replacement in different seasons to help you make the best decision:
Spring and Summer
Many homeowners replace windows during spring and early summer because of the relatively mild weather. There’s no need to worry about cold drafts entering your home, which can affect your utility bills. Furthermore, caulk will stick better in warmer weather, with temperatures ranging between 40 to 80°F. If it’s freezing cold, the window is most likely to contract, which could cause the caulk to split and crack.
Keep in mind, however, that caulk won’t set properly in scorching hot weather. Avoid scheduling your project on particularly hot days. You should also check the forecast for possible rain, as some sealants need an entire day to set before they can be exposed to water.
Windows replacement is another good time to tackle window replacement, as many contractors are less busy, making scheduling easier. You may find it easier to book an appointment and even score promotional offers because most companies are looking to fulfill quotas before the slowdown in winter.
If you can’t wait until spring to upgrade your old, drafty windows, you need to find a contractor that specializes in cold-weather installation. They will take extra precautions to make sure that the units are installed properly.
At Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, we have the expertise to do the job right, no matter the season. We follow a special winter replacement process to keep your home protected and comfortable. We remove one window at a time to minimize heat loss and protect your floor and furnishings from the weather, debris and foot traffic. We also add extra insulation around your framework once they are in place to improve energy efficiency.
We are your reliable source for top-notch replacement windows. Contact us at (508) 205-1200 to learn more about our products and services. We serve Cape Cod, MA, and the surrounding areas.