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How to Make Window Replacement During Cold Weather Work

Spring and summer are ideal times for window replacement, but there are times when one can’t wait for the weather to be just right. As long as you work with a reliable window company, you won’t have to worry about the performance of your new windows if they’re installed during cold weather conditions.

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Precautions for Window Installations

When scheduling a window replacement project in fall or winter, you must make sure that the contractor you hired for the project takes the following precautions:

  • Installing on a Sunny Day 
    Ask your window contractor to come on the warmest, sunniest day possible. Temperatures continue to drop around this time, but there will be times when the sun is still out and provide a pleasant environment to get the job done. Be on the lookout for rain forecasts; sealants need to be cured before they’re exposed to water.

  • Using the Right Caulk 
    Ask the contractors about the materials and equipment they’ll be using to install your new windows. Do they use silicone-based caulk? If they do, then you’re good to go. It adheres better to windows at colder temperatures than other types of caulking products like acrylic and latex. With this, you can rest easy knowing that your windows provide top-notch insulation for your home.

  • Keeping the Indoors Comfortable 
    Make sure the pros work on your window one at a time to keep your home temperature as pleasant as possible. Ask them to cover the width of the opening with a floor-to-ceiling tarp or plastic to keep drafts out.

Benefits of Installing Windows in Cold Weather

Cold-weather window replacement has its advantages. For one, tackling this home improvement project in fall or winter allows you to get in touch with a contractor more quickly than in summer. It’s easier to set an appointment during this period because the installers are doing fewer projects and are more likely available to start on yours.

When you schedule window replacement before temperatures get below freezing, you can be sure that your newly installed windows help keep your home energy-efficient for next year and beyond. Plus, you won’t have to deal with unsightly problems brought about by old windows.

As your trusted source of replacement windows and doors in the area, Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming can make sure your project is properly handled regardless of the season. We professionally install high-quality window products made of our exclusive Fibrex® frame material combined with High-Performance® Low-E4® glass.

We serve Wyoming homeowners, including those in and around Douglas and Casper. Call (307) 472-2199, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.


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