Window replacement may seem to be a fair-weather job, but replacing windows in winter offers unique benefits.
After a slow start to the winter season in many regions, Old Man Winter has made his presence known. When the mercury drops and frozen winds start whipping, cold air can find its way into your home. Any break in your home’s “envelope” — the home’s outer shell of that protects the inside from the elements — is a prime source for air leakage.
Typically, windows account for the most surface area in your home’s envelope openings. And when you have old or inefficient windows, air leaks can make the temperatures inside uncomfortably chilly during the winter — not to mention the added wear on your HVAC system as it struggles to maintain the set temperature.
Will winter window replacement make your home a freezer?
Your old, leaky windows may have you considering a window replacement project, especially if the inside of your house is cold during the winter.
‘But, wait,’ you wonder. ‘Why would I replace my windows in the winter? My house will be freezing during the project!’
This is where research comes in handy. When looking for a window installer, ask about the procedures they follow to keep your home from getting cold during installation.
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