If you’ve noticed a difference in your energy bills lately, then it may be time to replace your windows. Do you have any windows that are difficult to open or have condensation trapped between the panes? If so, beyond the cost and who to choose to do the window replacement, one of the first things people think about is when they should replace their windows. Is it better to do it when it’s hot, cold, mild, dry, humid? When it comes to timing, there are a lot of questions. We’re here to clear those up so you can choose the best time of year to replace your windows.
Spring & Summer Window Replacements
There are several benefits to replacing your windows when it’s warm outside, particularly in late spring or early summer before the scalding summer heat kicks in. This is especially true if you plan on replacing multiple windows as it minimizes the amount of excess heat entering your home.
However, if this simply isn’t an option, extra steps can be taken to prevent conditioned air from escaping. Being that window installs take place one window at a time, closing the door to the room or area where windows are being installed can help contain the heat entry to a small area while the installation takes place. This allows the rest of the house to stay cool and comfortable. One of the downsides, especially in Texas, is that spring and summer often bring thunderstorms and undesirable weather conditions that can delay window installation.
Many people automatically assume that spring and summer are the best times to replace windows, which leads to a surge in window installations during these months. Because of this, you might want to consider scheduling your replacement for the colder months, especially if you have limited availability. Although it won’t be impossible to schedule an appointment to have your windows installed during these warmer months, it may be more competitive.
Fall & Winter Window Replacements
You may find a number of people who tell you that spring and summer are without a doubt the best time to replace your windows, but there are actually several advantages to putting new windows in during the fall and winter.
While winter window replacement does present extra challenges with installation — such as caulking and adhesives not performing adequately — there are simple challenges that any window installation expert can easily navigate. While you still have the issue of unwanted air coming in, isolating that area is just as effective in winter as it is in summer. Clarity Windows and Doors also takes extra precautions to help minimize cold air infiltration. Of course, there are still winter weather conditions that can make installations slower than in the warmer months.
At Clarity, almost all of our installations are completed within one day, which means that even if you do have to deal with some temporary discomfort, it’s not a long, drawn-out process that will render your house uninhabitable for days or weeks on end.
While every season has its benefits and setbacks, the time of year you choose to do your window replacements really doesn’t matter as much as most people think. Ultimately, it comes down to what time of year is most convenient for you and when you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of new windows. If you’re still unsure, or if you need help determining if it’s time to replace your windows, give us a call at 817-410-7272 to schedule your free in-home consultation. We will help you determine the health of your windows, the best options available, and the best time to replace them.