If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to select when cold air will seep through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and decrease energy efficiency. You don’t have to agonize through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Washington DC can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Washington DC winters, we just ask you to take a few preliminary steps to keep your house as cozy as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the area where the window is being replaced to decrease the chance of cold air moving all over your home. Replacing an old window takes a small amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a temporary period of time rather than having it blowing in through the entire 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 limit the openings exposed to winter weather during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t consider replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have a less challenging time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
- Add insulation – While your windows are being replaced, 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 increase your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy costs, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like a strange 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 Washington DC. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at (202) 810-6799 or by checking out our Washington DC showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts would be happy to talk about 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.