Are your energy bills increasing significantly? Or are your indoors getting draftier than usual? If your answer is yes, it’s likely your windows are damaged, and you need replacement windows. You might have heard it’s not recommended to replace windows during the winter season. However, this is a common misconception. Thanks to modern installation techniques, it’s possible to replace your windows no matter the weather.
1. Take Advantage of the Off-season
The winter season is considered the “off-season” for window replacement. This means that not only is it easier to book an appointment for a window installation, but contractors and suppliers also offer discounts, sales and other incentives that are not available in the warmer months. If you’re looking for affordable replacement windows, it’s best to replace your windows during this slower season.
2. Consider Modern Techniques
If you’re planning to replace your windows in winter, be sure to hire professional window contractors to perform the installation. They will be able to determine which sealants are appropriate for the cold climate. For instance, they will use a silicone-based caulk as it adheres better to cold temperatures. It’s also better for waterproofing and weatherization. They may also use sealants with a high joint movement capability to avoid expansion and contraction.
3. Prevent Mold and Mildew
Winter brings plenty of moisture, which can possibly damage your worn-out windows. They may be exposed to too much water because they’re near the ground or under a leaky gutter. In these situations, moisture exposure allows mold and mildew to grow on or around your windows over time. Small patches of mold can’t harm anyone at first, but eventually, they may be a safety issue for people with allergies or asthma.
4. Save on Energy Bills
Drafts are usually caused by outdated and leaky windows. If you wait until the warmer seasons to replace your drafty windows, your HVAC will have to work twice harder to reach your ideal indoor temperature. This can lead to higher monthly energy costs and may even damage your HVAC system in the long run. Once you install your energy-efficient windows, you will be more comfortable and warm during the winter season. You may also save money on your winter energy bills.
Now that you know you can replace your damaged windows in winter, don’t wait for next spring. For more inquiries about your windows or doors, get in touch with Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming. Call us today at (307) 472-2199, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We offer services to homeowners in Casper, Douglas and surrounding Wyoming areas.