Replacement Window Installation in the Winter

Replacing the windows of your home can bring many benefits such as improved energy efficiency, increased home value, and even better curb appeal.  However, the process of replacing windows is a major job that can be disruptive to the regular activities of those within the home.  This process can be especially difficult to deal with during the winter.  While it is not often recommended to have your windows replaced in the winter, in some circumstances it may be the only chance to have them replaced.  If you are having replacement windows installed during the winter, here are some things to consider that can help the process go smoothly and quickly.

Professional window installers typically follow certain methods when replacing windows depending on the situation and some of them may have a specific procedure for winter weather.  Before they begin any work, ask them to explain the method they use for winter installation.  This way you will know what to expect from them and you can make sure they stick to their method.  One part of the method that homeowners should pay particular attention to is whether they will remove the old windows all at once or replace them one at a time.  In order to minimize the amount of cold air entering the home during the process, you should discuss replacing the windows one at a time with the technicians.

The other major concern when having your windows replaced during the winter is protecting the area being worked on.  As the windows are being replaced, cold air will enter the house but keeping the doors of the specific room closed will keep it from spreading throughout the house.  The carpet and furnishings within the room should also be protected from the weather as well as the foot traffic and construction debris from the technicians.  Homeowners may also want to consider providing insulation around the framework of the windows being replaced to maximize the energy efficiency of the new windows.

Window replacements bring several benefits to a home and if you are having your windows replaced in the winter, make sure to follow these considerations for a much smoother installation process.  It is important that winter installations are done correctly because improper installation can cause heat loss and extra exposure to the cold weather.  The technicians of Green T Windows are highly trained to install all styles of windows properly.  Contact Green T Windows to learn more about our installation services and available window styles.