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What Time of Year Should I Replace My Windows?

Is “window replacement” on your home improvement to-do list for 2021? You might be wondering, when is the best time of year to replace my windows? Rest assured that you can install windows during any season. Experienced installers complete one window at a time—each taking about 30 minutes to complete—which means you leave only a small section of your home exposed to the elements.

Consider the benefits of installing windows during the winter, spring, summer, or fall to help you schedule the replacement at the best time of year for you and your family. Then, contact Quality Window & Door with any questions you have or schedule a window replacement consultation.

Replacing Windows in the Winter

Cold, wet weather can present unique window replacement challenges. For instance, caulk may not set well, making it difficult to accomplish the tightest seal. For this reason, you should be prepared to reschedule your appointment if the weather is too cold on the intended installation date.

The biggest benefit of having your windows replaced in the winter is that it’s the slow season for this industry. You may be able to find discounted rates and schedule the installation date sooner rather than later. Plus, rescheduling due to inclement weather should be pretty easy since installers’ schedules tend to stay fairly open this time of year.

Replacing Windows in the Spring

Perhaps you were nervous about replacing your windows in the winter, or the weather simply wouldn’t cooperate. Once spring arrives, you should have plenty of warm days to set your window replacement appointment.

Just be aware that demand increases as the weather warms up. You may need to schedule your installation a few weeks out or more to accommodate your installer’s busy schedule, so plan ahead if you have a deadline in mind.

Replacing Windows in the Summer

Summer is the second-busiest season for window replacement. Still, heat and humidity can present some interesting challenges for window installers. Be sure to select a company with years of experience and the know-how to ensure the job goes as planned.

If you choose to have your windows installed in the summer, be aware of the pests that could enter your home during the process. You may want to keep a fly swatter handy for a couple of days until you have eliminated all signs of insect intruders.

Replacing Windows in the Fall

Fall is the end of the busy season for window installers, so it could be a great time to take advantage of more flexible installation dates if you couldn’t find time during the hectic summer.

Fall is also when you think about buttoning up your home in time for cooler weather. After all, this is the season when leaky windows become more noticeable because cold drafts are easy to feel, and they hike up your heating bills. This means you’ll appreciate your new windows from day one with a lower risk of inclement weather compared to replacing them in the winter.

Schedule Window Replacement in MD, DC & VA

The good news is that no matter what time of year you replace your windows, a professional installer can get the job done. The ultimate goal is to install new windows with durability, efficiency, and value in mind. Quality Window & Door can help you find the best products for your needs! We take an educational sales approach rather than pushing you to buy a product that may not be right for you.

If you still have questions about replacing your windows, or you want to speak to a window installation expert about your project, please contact us at 1-800-370-8751 to request a free estimate.

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