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 reduce energy efficiency. You don’t have to suffer through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of South Portland can help you with replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during South Portland 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 throughout your home. Replacing an old window takes a short 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 whole 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 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 another barrier during the cold 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 bill, 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 toasty through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in South Portland. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 207-517-2331 or by stopping by our South Portland showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts discuss 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.