Whats the deal with winter window replacement?
If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often consider replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to select when cold air will leak through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and decrease energy efficiency. You don’t have to suffer through the winter with drafty windows and unnecessarily high heating bills, because Pella of Baton Rouge can install replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Baton Rouge winters, we just ask you to take a few preparatory 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 reduce the chance of cold air moving throughout your home. Replacing a worn out window takes a brief 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 expert installers to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will decrease the openings exposed to winter weather during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t worry about replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have an easier time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
- Add insulation – While your windows are being worked on, ask about adding acceptable insulation around their frames for an extra barrier during the chilly 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 costs, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like an unusual time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying warm through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Baton Rouge. Keep your household comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at (877) 680-9334 or by stopping by our Baton Rouge showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts will gladly answer 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.