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 pick when cold air will leak through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and cut energy efficiency. You don’t have to struggle through the winter with drafty windows and needlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Shrewsbury can install replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Shrewsbury winters, we just ask you to take a few preparatory steps to keep your house as comfortable as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the area where the window is being replaced to reduce 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 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 decrease the openings exposed to cold air during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t worry about 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 installed, ask about adding acceptable insulation around their frames for another 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 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 Shrewsbury. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at (508) 925-7149 or by checking out our Shrewsbury showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts will gladly answer any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.