Spring is often thought of as a time for rejuvenation and rebirth. Out with the old, in with the new. Homeowners typically take this time to clean out closets and tend to household maintenance work that pilled up during the winter months.
When the gloom of the chilly weather thaws and blue skies start to appear, your first reflex may be to open your windows and enjoy the fresh air. This is an ideal time to inspect your windows and check for any chipping, warping, wood rot, or gaps in the frame that you may have overlooked.
According to research conducted by the Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection department at Penn State, windows lose more heat per square foot than any other surface in your home. It is estimated that over 30% of heat escapes through the gaps in and around your windows or because of poorly insulated windows. That is pretty high considering how it directly impacts your electric bill.
Windows take a beating under the harsh summer sun and brutal winter weather. If your windows are over a decade old, or you notice that they are beginning to decay and aren’t opening easily, it may be time to replace your windows. And you’re in luck! Spring is considered the best time to schedule a window replacement.
Benefits of Spring Window Replacement
While window replacement isn’t necessarily seasonal, it is wise to schedule window replacement projects in the springtime when the weather is temperate and conditions are ideal. Here are some of the benefits of replacing your windows in the springtime.
- Weather Conditions – The most obvious perk of getting your windows replaced in the springtime is the weather. While spring brings April showers, it actually is a much drier season by comparison. The temperature is a perfect mix of cool and warm air. Colder weather presents challenges for window installers, as do the hotter months. To get the best possible outcome, you’ll want the caulking to dry quickly and firmly to provide the tightest seal. Even the very best window caulking has a hard time setting if it’s too humid outside or if ice and snow present.
- Longer Days – The days of spring and summer are longer. This not only provides your certified window installers with optimal weather conditions, but also a healthy ‘window’ of time to get your replacement and installation accomplished. The longer the crew can work on your install in a single day without being rushed, the higher the quality of the window replacement project.
- Lower Your Utility Bill in Time for Summer – If your windows have fallen into disrepair, they could be costing you major bucks on your electricity bill. Older windows and poorly installed windows make it more difficult to keep cool air in and warm air out. With summer right around the corner, it is likely that you’ll want to switch on your air conditioning. It is important that your home is properly sealed and insulated so you don’t lose most of your cool air through cracks or deviations in the window frame. Replacing your windows with newer, better-insulated windows that are installed by professionals will minimize energy loss and ensure that your home is ready for the hot summer days ahead. Ask your window installation company about energy-efficient windows to keep your energy costs as low as possible.
*Cons – Truth be told there aren’t very many drawbacks to getting your windows replaced or installed during the springtime. One thing to be on the lookout for is scheduling. Window installation companies are flooded with calls during the warmer months of spring. To avoid being stuck without properly insulated windows when summer and fall return, it is best to schedule your window replacement project ahead of time to secure a spot.
3 Signs You May Need New Windows
- Decaying Frames – Rotted window frames are a common problem, especially in older homes that have wooden frame windows. Decaying frames is absolutely a reason to replace your windows. Not only will it make it nearly impossible to properly cool and heat your home, but it could lead to mold and mildew which results in structural damage and presents a health hazard.
- Rising Heating & Cooling Costs – Have you noticed a jump in your electricity bill over the last year? That may be due to your windows needing to be replaced or better insulated. Replacing your windows actually costs you less in the long run. If you own an older home that hasn’t ever had the windows replaced, chances are they are costing you more to keep than replace them.
- Difficult to Lift up & Down – If you’re having to struggle to open and close your windows, it is definitely time to replace them. Properly installed windows should be able to easily glide up and down, lock effortlessly, and shut tightly. If this isn’t the case, it is high time you get your existing windows replaced.
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