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Window Replacement: Basic Installation Questions Answered – PART 1: When is the Best Time of Year to Replace Windows?

Window replacement offers many benefits that’s why a lot of homeowners have this project on their home improvement to-do or wish list. If you’re considering this project soon–congratulations! With the right team, your home will be more attractive and energy-efficient. However, while still in the research stage, you may wonder about the best time of year to install new windows. While most people choose to replace their windows in the dry months of spring and summer, the truth is, new units can be installed all year-round—when handled by professionals.

Window Replacement: Basic Installation Questions Answered – PART 1: When is the Best Time of Year to Replace Windows?

PART 1: When is the Best Time of Year to Replace Windows?

Installing Windows in the Spring and Summer

Cold and wet weather can present many challenges for window installation. Some problems you might encounter are: (a) moisture from rain and snow that can prevent you from achieving the tightest seal possible and (b) caulking not setting as well as it otherwise might. Due to these issues, many homeowners choose to schedule their project in spring and summer. This is, however, also the “busy season” for window companies, so you might need to wait longer for your project to be put on the schedule and to be completed. To prevent getting stuck in a long line of homeowners waiting for their projects to start, the key is to find an expert installer early in spring, so you can schedule a generous amount of time for window selection, purchasing and installation.

Installing Windows in the Fall and Winter

Obviously, the biggest benefit to replacing your windows in the fall and winter is reduced wait times for your project completion. Since many homeowners choose to complete this project in spring and summer, window companies have more availability in the cooler months. Many windows, particularly the old ones, completely lose their efficiency during these seasons, so replacing them even when it’s cold out can save you time and energy.

Ideally, window replacement should take place at a time when the weather is favorable. However, there are circumstances when you may need to take action immediately to prevent further damage and greater energy loss. In any case, be sure to choose a reliable contractor who can take care of your home and complete the project as efficiently as possible.

Looking for tips to prepare your home for your upcoming window replacement project? Be sure to check out the second part of this three-part blog series for some handy tips!

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