If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often consider replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to pick when cold air will enter through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and reduce energy efficiency. You don’t have to struggle through the winter with drafty windows and needlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Evansville can install replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Evansville winters, we just ask you to take a few preliminary steps to keep your house as warm as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the room where the window is being replaced to decrease the chance of cold air moving all over your home. Replacing a previous window takes a short amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a short time rather than having it blowing in through the whole winter.
- Replace one window at a time– Ask your professional installers to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will reduce the openings exposed to chilly temperatures during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t think about replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have an easier time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
- Add insulation – While your windows are being worked on, ask about adding acceptable insulation around their frames for an additional barrier during the chilly season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well add to your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy bill, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like an unusual time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying toasty through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Evansville. Keep your household comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 812-228-7000 or by checking out our Evansville showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts will gladly answer any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.