When you first purchase a home, replacing the windows is probably the last thing on your to-do list. Unfortunately, this will often lead us to put off getting them replaced until it’s too late. To save yourself the hassle, knowing when the best time to replace them and when to schedule the professionals can help make this process go smoothly.
Why Do We Need to Replace Windows?
Over time, your windows are going to experience normal wear and tear that can eventually cause damage to the window or the exterior of your house. Hoarse weather conditions, natural disasters, rotting, pests, and time will all have an effect on your house sooner or later.
Being prepared for these things will give you peace of mind knowing your windows are up-to-date and safe. After all, your house won’t be able to contain heat in the cold months or cool air in warmer months without windows.
When Is the Best Time?
The good news is your windows can be replaced at any time of the year. It’s important to note, however, that not all times will be the best time.
One of the biggest factors to this will be the temperature outside. When your windows are being replaced, the installers will need to place caulk in-between the window and framing. If it’s too cold outside, it won’t allow the caulk to properly settle.
Likewise, moisture can ruin the caulk, so it’s best to avoid rainy or snowy days. Not to mention, there will be moments in the day where your house will have a major hole in the wall. To protect the inside of your house from getting wet or too cold, having your windows replaced on a nice day should be preferred.
Save a Headache By Thinking Ahead
Instead of waiting for the worst-case scenario when replacing your windows, it’s best to get them taken care of before it’s needed. If you’re planning on getting them replaced in the spring or summer, schedule the professionals as early in the year as possible.
If you’re starting to notice a draft coming from your window or notice any rot surrounding it, it’s a good sign that you’re due for a window replacement. Either way, it’s always nice to know when your windows were last replaced. You never know, you might find out that they’ve never been replaced!
Although this might seem like a frustrating time for you and your family, professionals can help make this an easy and seamless experience for anyone involved. If you’re ready to schedule your window replacement, don’t hesitate to contact us today!