When to Replace Your Windows in 2016
Do you have “window replacement” on your home improvement to-do list for 2016? You might be wondering, precisely when is the best time to have your windows replaced? Rest assured that, when you hire professionals for the job, you can install windows any time during 2016! After all, professionals complete one window at a time—each taking about 30 minutes to complete—which means you leave only small sections of your home exposed to the elements at a time.
Consider the benefits of installing windows in each season of 2016 to help you schedule the installation at the right time for you and your family.
Replacing Windows in the Winter
Cold, wet weather can present unique window installation challenges, such as caulk not setting well and the tightest seal being difficult to accomplish. For this reason, if you schedule window installation in the winter, be prepared to reschedule if the weather is too cold on the intended installation date.
Can You Replace Windows in the Winter?
Yes – windows can be replaced year-round. The benefit to having your windows installed in the winter is that it’s the slow season for window replacements. You may be able to find a good deal and schedule the installation date sooner rather than later. Plus, rescheduling should be pretty easy, since installers’ schedules tend to stay fairly open this time of year.
Replacing Windows in the Spring
Perhaps you were anxious to get your windows installed in the winter to take advantage of the slow season, but the weather simply didn’t cooperate. Once spring arrives, you should have plenty of beautiful days to choose from to have your windows installed.
Just be aware that demand for installers starts to increase as the weather warms up in the spring. You may need to schedule your installation a few weeks out to accommodate your installer’s busy schedule.
Replacing Windows in the Summer
Summer continues the busy season for window installation. Heat and humidity can present some interesting challenges for window installers, but years of experience and knowhow helps ensure the job is completed without a hitch.
If you choose to have your windows installed in the summer, just be aware of the bugs that could enter your home during the process. Keep that fly swatter handy for a couple of days after your windows are installed until all signs of insect intruders have been eliminated.
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 fit in a time during the hectic summer.
Fall is also a good time to button up your home just in time for cooler weather. After all, leaky windows are most noticeable in the winter when cold drafts make you uncomfortable and hike up your heating bill. You’ll appreciate your new windows from day one when you have them installed in the fall.
The Final Verdict
The good news is no matter what time of year you decide to install new windows, professional installers can get the job done. The ultimate goal is to always complete window replacements with durability, quality and energy efficiency in mind.
When you’re ready to hire a professional window installer to replace your windows in 2016, please contact Quality Window & Door for a free consultation. We serve the Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area with top-quality installations and other window services.
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