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Replacing Old Home Windows: When Is It Time?
Most homeowners believe that they must wait until summer to have their windows and doors replaced. This leads them to live with drafty, leaky, inefficient windows and doors all winter because they figure they can’t do much about the situation until the weather warms up. However, this could not be further from the truth! Renewal by Andersen can replace windows and doors year-round – even in the fall and winter. In fact, there are even some advantages to replacing your windows when it’s chilly outside.
There are a few advantages of having your windows replaced when the weather is cold. First of all, you get to enjoy lower heating bills for the rest of the winter once the new windows are replaced. Since most window replacement companies are not as busy in the fall and winter, you’ll also have an easier time scheduling your window replacement around your work schedule and other obligations.
If you do schedule a winter window replacement, your technicians will likely ask you to choose a rain-date. Though window installation professionals can work in bad weather, they may need to reschedule if there’s a blinding snowstorm, freezing rain, or other exceedingly wintry conditions.
On the other hand, waiting until spring or summer to replace your windows does have its advantages, too. The chances you’ll need to reschedule your installation are a lot lower, and the technicians can work a little more efficiently since they don’t have to worry as much about keeping the cold air out.
The downside to spring and summer window replacement is that it’s the busy season. If you have a hard time getting out of work, you may struggle to schedule your window replacement at a time that’s most convenient for you. You’ll also have to deal with hot air seeping into your home while the windows are being replaced, which can be annoying on a hot day.
So, when is the best time to replace the windows and doors in your Philadelphia, PA home? Really, the best time is whenever you notice your windows are no longer serving you and you’re ready for an improvement. The sooner you replace windows, the better, since new windows increase your home’s comfort, save you money on energy bills, and add value to your home.
Renewal by Andersen of Philadelphia, PA uses a few different strategies to ensure winter window replacement goes smoothly. One technician works outside, and another works inside. This enables us to remove the old window and put a new one in place very quickly, minimizing heat loss from your home. When working with large windows, like bay or picture windows, we use plastic barriers to keep snow and cold wind out until the new window is fully installed. Our technicians are very careful to use tarps and booties to avoid tracking mud and salty slush into your home.