Whats the deal with winter window replacement?
If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to choose when cold air will leak through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and reduce energy efficiency. You don’t have to agonize through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Danville can install replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Danville winters, we just ask you to take a few cautionary steps to keep your house as warm as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the area where the window is being replaced to lessen the chance of cold air moving throughout your home. Replacing an old window takes a small amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a short time rather than having it blowing in through the full winter.
- Replace one window at a time– Ask your expert installers to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will limit the openings exposed to winter weather during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t consider replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have an easier time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
- Add insulation – While your windows are being replaced, ask about adding adequate insulation around their frames for an extra barrier during the winter season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well add to your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy bill, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like a strange time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying warm through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Danville. Keep your home comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 217-443-3355 or by stopping by our Danville showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts discuss any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also book an appointment with us online.