What Time of Year Should You Replace Windows?
If you’re thinking about having replacement windows installed on your home, you may be wondering if this is a project best planned for a certain time of year. After all, having windows installed during the winter simply doesn’t sound ideal. Nor does installing them in the sweltering heat of summer. If you’re trying to time your window installation project with your local climate, here’s what you need to keep in mind.
Consider Temperate Times of Year for Your Area
In most cases, the best time of year to have windows replaced is when the weather is nice out. Not too hot and not too cold. As each existing window has to be removed and the new one installed in place, a window replacement project is similar to having all of your windows open at once in your home. Of course, you don’t want to do this in extreme temperatures. Therefore, consider the times of year in your area when the weather conditions are most temperate and comfortable.
Don’t Hold Off on Window Problems
If you’re looking at replacing your windows because there’s a significant issue with one or more of them, it’s better not to wait. Cracked windows, draftiness, and other common window problems may continue to cause problems or even worsen if left unaddressed. In these cases, it’s best to have your windows replaced as soon as possible rather than trying to wait for the best time of year. If you’re not sure if your window replacement project can wait or not, it’s best to get in contact with a window contractor who can assess the condition of your windows and how urgently they may need to be addressed.
Remember the Lead Time Involved in Window Projects
Another important consideration when trying to plan your window installation for a certain time of year is that there’s a lead time involved in these projects. When you’re ready to start taking bids from a handful of window companies, you’ll still have some time to wait before the windows are installed. This is because each window opening in your home must be carefully measured, and the replacement windows must be custom manufactured to those exact specifications.
The time involved in sending in a custom window order, having them made, and getting them to the window contractor so they can be installed all takes time. And, if there are numerous other homeowners putting in replacement window orders as well, your order may have to wait in line. This process can take months to complete, meaning that the initial window consultation date and the window installation date can be very far apart. Therefore, if you want your windows installed in the spring, you may need to get the process started in the winter. Your window contractor can give you an idea of how long the current lead time will be so that you know what to expect.
Turn to Max Guard Hurricane Windows
At Max Guard Hurricane Windows, we proudly offer and install hurricane windows for homeowners throughout Southeast Florida. If you have questions about the window replacement process or things you should consider when choosing replacement windows, we’d be happy to answer them for you. Contact us today to learn more about our window products and installation services.