Friday May 05, 2017

When is the Best Time to Replace my Windows?

by Joann Whetstine

You look through your windows every day. They are a gateway to the beauty outside your home and can even provide a moment of serenity as you take the time to daydream and enjoy the view. Replacing your windows may not be on your mind too often, but when you’ve decided it’s finally time to give your home the refresh it deserves, when is the best time to buy replacement windows?


As you can imagine, many homeowners decide to undertake a project in warmer months, based on where they live geographically. This can often be in the spring or summer and even into early fall. Rain and snow can be a detriment to deciding when to replace your windows because of the desire to keep your home heated to a comfortable temperature. If the weather is poor, this can be challenging to maintain with the exposed openings that occur while an old window is removed and a new one installed in its place.

With many people looking for their window installations to take place in good weather, the demand rises and that can affect the amount of time it takes to get your custom windows manufactured, delivered and ready to go. If precise timing is important to you, you may want to begin your window shopping process before the good weather comes.

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If an urgent need arises, such as a break in the window glass or an inability to open or close a window, you may need to do the replacement in colder weather. Unless there is a danger to being outside based on extreme weather conditions, there is really no bad time to undergo a window installation. Pulling out an old window and inserting the new one does not take as much time as you might think. Depending on the number of windows you’ve selected, small jobs can generally be done all in one day. Workers can go room by room to keep the temperature under control throughout the house in colder weather. Rain or snow can present some challenges when it comes to moisture and sealing the exterior, so, talk to a professional if you are doing a whole house project if there is heavy precipitation in the forecast on your installation day.

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Replacing in Fall instead of Summer

I figured that seasons would be important to keep in mind when replacing windows, though I was considering having it done during the fall to avoid getting too many bugs in the house during the process, as opposed to doing it during the summer or spring. I suppose there would be a risk of poor weather in the fall, but as you said, that would also mean that the demand wouldn't be as backed up. I don't need my windows replaced urgently; they're just very old, scratched, and don't really insulate well, so waiting a month or so for the demand to go down is well worth it for me.

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The windows in our home get foggy a lot, and it usually takes some time before it turns back to normal. I believe it's time to get the windows replaced, which is why I've been looking for a company that does replacement windows installation in our town. I like that you mentioned in your article that demand tends to be high during summer or spring because homeowners want to have the windows installed during good weather. I will consider that. Thanks!

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