October 28, 2014
Cold Weather Not a Barrier to Window Replacement
Have you hemmed, hawed, and changed your mind a dozen times about replacing your windows? Do you think you missed your window of opportunity for getting the job done now that winter is knocking on the door? A lot of people reach this point in the year and just mentally move their home improvement projects to next year to avoid the cold. But when it comes to window replacement, you don’t have to wait.
In fact, cold weather is not a deal breaker when it comes to window replacement. Even in Iowa’s cold climate, there are still plenty of opportunities to have your windows replaced. Whether you are replacing a few windows or all of them, window contractors can replace windows in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Many homeowners believe they can’t do winter window replacement because they are afraid their entire home will be exposed to the elements for too long. In reality, once we remove the original window, the opening is only exposed from 5 to 10 minutes before the new window is placed in the opening.
Of course, finishing and sealing the opening will take more time than that but once the new window is in place, your home’s exposure to the cold is cut by more than 90%.
So the cold isn’t a big factor for window replacement. At this time of the year, we do replacements one window at a time. Plus, often times we are working in bedrooms so we can close each area off from the rest of the house.
The sooner you replace your old, inefficient windows, the sooner you’ll start saving money on your heating bills. Deciding when you want to start is just one of the decisions you need to make when you get new windows. Download our FREE Window Replacement Checklist to learn what else you need to know and start planning for your new windows like a pro.