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 cut energy efficiency. You don’t have to agonize through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Traverse City can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Traverse City winters, we just ask you to take a few preliminary steps to keep your house as comfortable as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the area where the window is being replaced to lessen the chance of cold air moving into other rooms in your house. Replacing a worn out window takes a small 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 full 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 limit the openings exposed to chilly temperatures during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t worry about 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 worked on, ask about adding adequate insulation around their frames for an extra barrier during the cold 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 nontraditional 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 Traverse City. Keep your home comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 231-538-2175 or by stopping by our Traverse City 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 book an appointment with us online.