If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to choose when cold air will enter through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and decrease energy efficiency. You don’t have to struggle through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Kalamazoo can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Kalamazoo winters, we just ask you to take a few cautionary steps to keep your house as cozy 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 reduce the chance of cold air moving all over your home. Replacing an old window takes a brief amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a brief time rather than having it blowing in through the entire winter.
- Replace one window at a time– Ask your installation pros to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will decrease the openings exposed to chilly temperatures 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 simpler 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 sufficient insulation around their frames for an additional barrier during the winter 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 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 cozy through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Kalamazoo. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 269-215-4157 or by stopping by our Kalamazoo 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 arrange an appointment with us online.