Whats the deal with winter window replacement?
If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often consider replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to choose when cold air will seep through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and reduce energy efficiency. You don’t have to suffer through the winter with drafty windows and needlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Terre Haute can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Terre Haute winters, we just ask you to take a few preparatory steps to keep your house as warm as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the room where the window is being replaced to lessen the chance of cold air moving all over your home. Replacing a previous window takes a small amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a brief 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 reduce the openings exposed to chilly temperatures 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 a less challenging 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 sufficient insulation around their frames for an additional barrier during the cold season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well increase your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy costs, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like a nontraditional 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 Terre Haute. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 812-234-0729 or by visiting our Terre Haute showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts would be happy to talk about 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.