Installing Windows in the Winter
Shut the window! It’s freezing outside! What do you mean it’s already closed?! Uh, oh.
Does this sound familiar? Are you chilly in your home? Do you have draft stoppers on your window sills? Are you using space heaters under your windows?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to replace your windows and doors.
Installing windows in the winter
Replacing windows during the winter can seem like a bad idea, but it’s not. Taking care of your draft issues as soon as possible is always a good idea.
Installing new windows will:
- Save you money — no more heat loss and really high energy bills.
- Make you comfortable — no more wearing three layers of clothing at the dinner table.
- Enhance the look of your home — no more strange stuffed animals and blankets tucked along the edge of your window sills.
Installing new windows is fast
Homeowners worry that installing windows in the winter will mean that the cold winds will whip through their homes and messy snow will cover their furniture. They worry that there will be long periods of time where they will have huge openings into their home. In reality, it is quite the opposite.
A new window can be installed in as little time as it takes the contractor to take the old window out to the truck and get the new window. That’s it. Sure, they still need to fit the window into the frame, use shims, and finish the installation process — but that window can be replaced in as little as five minutes!
Benefits to installing new windows in the winter
Aside from the obvious benefits of reducing heat loss, lowering energy bills, and being more comfortable, there are other benefits to working during the winter.
- There are no bugs. This means that you don’t need to worry about having insects fly into your home while the work is being performed.
- The garden is finished for the season. This means that you don’t need to worry about beautiful flowers getting trampled during the installation.
So, don’t suffer all winter long. End your discomfort and install new windows in the winter. There’s nothing to be worried about.