Why Spring is the Best Time to Have Windows Replaced
After the days and weeks of shoveling snow that has now melted, the smell of the morning dew starts to become stronger, signaling a new season that is upon us. Spring then greets you with a warm embrace that is enough to have caused the snow to melt on your front yard.
The smell of spring is very distinct in that it becomes welcoming once you have noticed the temperature rise a bit and the snow melting, and it does raise a lot of ideas of things to do.
It can be going back to outdoor sports or going on another trip, or continue with the side project that you have probably been planning, or complete some long overdue home renovations. One of these home projects could be replacing or having your windows repaired.
Repairing vs. Replacing Your Windows
You may have probably considered having your windows repaired before coming to the conclusion of replacing your windows entirely. Still, we should always keep in mind that some repairs may only lead to short-term solutions. Some factors that can be considered on a repair before replacing your windows could be small cracks, slow-moving or stuck window sashes, or minor shoddy window exterior casing.
Then there are instances that should be considered: Water leakage, condensation, broken faux muntins or mullions, or significant structural damage. Short-term repairs can be costlier in the long run than replacing your windows entirely. Weigh the pros and cons. Make your decision to repair or replace.
Now, replacing your windows during springtime is a good idea, especially if it is past its due by seeing some telltale signs. They are such as decaying frames, condensation in the window panels, higher energy bills, or as simple as getting drafts in your home.
Having these nuances can cost you more over time. It’s better to have this addressed during the best time of the year, which is spring. Aside from the delightful weather that it brings, assessment for damages is better as compared to extremely cold or hot conditions.
In colder climates, your windows are more prone to condensation and cracking. In the summertime, frames tend to crack which can also lead to drafts. It is also proven that should you get your windows replaced by spring; you will save on energy costs a lot more throughout the year.
Replacing your windows during spring would mean that the temperature that is maintained by the heater or air conditioning units of your house will be kept at optimum when the windows are closed, hence a lesser impact on your energy bills.
During window replacement in spring, you can opt to close doors to prevent the cool air inside the air from getting out. Depending on your location, summertime may bring unwanted thunderstorms, which could delay window replacement.
Spring installation is easier for contractors. They’re not delayed or immobilized by snow or exposed to heat exhaustion. It is also proven that installation during spring or summer is beneficial as caulk and paint adhere quicker.
Most home renovation companies give discounts or promotions during the spring as the season presents the best time for installation. The prices of a window installation significantly vary depending on the seasons. The cost of window replacement during spring is compared to be comparatively cheaper than in other seasons, especially winter.
Wintertime would be more challenging as the temperature is not ambient for window replacement. Logistics for contractors would be more difficult. Also, Installation prices can change depending on the season and other factors such as availability, competition and materials.
We at 1-800-HANSONS have licensed and knowledgeable consultants and professionals that can give you a free estimate for window replacements. We also offer services on roofing, shingles, siding and other home exterior projects. With our window installation, we use triple-glass that exceeds Energy Star® ratings. It also helps with a 15-20% noise reduction.
Our window frames are also made with reinforced fiberglass to prevent sagging and bending, eliminating the possibility of drafts. The window frames are also fusion-welded to further strengthen the window frame. All of these factors added up, and are above and beyond the industry standards.
Contact 1-800 HANSONS now and get a free replacement window estimate today.