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Thinking About Replacing Your Windows During The Winter Months?

Old windows may be unable to keep outdoor air out. During the winter months, this means that they can make your home colder. If you notice your home is drafty or your heater is running more frequently, it may be time to replace your windows. However, you may find yourself wondering if this is something you can or should do during the winter months. Here is what you need to know about window replacement during the winter months. 

Can Windows Be Replaced During the Winter Months?

Windows can be replaced during the winter months, even in the coldest of temperatures. In the past, this was not the case. The adhesives and caulks that were used to hold your window in place did not cure properly when it was wet, snowing, or freezing outside. However, adhesives and caulks have changed, and there are now new ones that can be used in freezing temperatures or wet conditions. 

What Adjustments Need to Be Made When Replacing Windows During the Winter Months?

If you have your windows replaced during the winter months, the process may be a bit different than having them replaced in the spring or summer. Even though caulks and adhesives may work in freezing or wet temperatures, these conditions can make their way into your home if your windows are removed. As such, a window installation service will typically replace one window at a time, minimizing your home's exposure to freezing temperatures, rain, or snow when the windows are removed. As such, it may take a bit more time to have all of your windows replaced. 

Are There Benefits to Replacing Your Windows During the Winter Months?

Believe it or not, but there actually are a couple of benefits to replacing your windows during the winter months. First, window installers tend to be slower during the winter months. As such, they may be able to replace windows faster. Additionally, they may offer a more competitive price simply because they want your business.

Secondly, window manufacturers are constantly making new windows. These windows tend to be released around the New Year. As such, window manufacturers start to clear out older models of windows in the fall and winter to make way for their new windows. As such, you may find a great price on windows if you wait until the winter months to purchase them. 

Are you ready to learn more about window replacement? Contact your preferred home window replacement services to learn more about finding the right windows for your home and having them installed quickly.