Whats the deal with winter window replacement?
If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often consider 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 cut energy efficiency. You don’t have to struggle through the winter with drafty windows and unnecessarily high heating bills, because Pella of Eau Claire can help you with replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Eau Claire winters, we just ask you to take a few cautionary steps to keep your house as comfortable as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the part of your home 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 decrease the openings exposed to cold air 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 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 extra barrier during the winter season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well double 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 an unusual time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying warm through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Eau Claire. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 715-836-9301 or by stopping by our Eau Claire 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 book an appointment with us online.