The best time to replace your windows is during autumn or summer, but what if you have no choice but have them replaced during the coldest time of the year? Things will be a bit different, so here’s a quick rundown on what to expect as explained by our window replacement experts.
Isolating the Area
Heat loss is a major concern during the winter season, especially if some of your windows are currently being worked on. To minimize the effects of heat loss, there’s a good chance that the rooms where the windows need work will be sealed off until the replacements are put into place.
Slow but Safe
You probably think that it’s better for the contractors to replace your windows ASAP but a slower, safer approach is actually a better idea. Instead of removing all your old windows at the same time, the crew will only tear off one window at a time to minimize the effects of cold exposure for the rest of your home. Fortunately, installing replacement windows can be put in place in a matter of minutes, ready to be secured.
Unlike dust, snow that can pass through the openings during the replacement will melt and turn to water. This could cause damage to the floor. To prevent this, waterproof covers (usually tarp or plastic) will be used to cover not just the floor but also pieces of furniture that can’t be removed from the room prior to the replacement.
In order to get a perfect fit during winter, window replacement companies use custom-made windows with about 1/4” of the existing frame’s opening. This gives the crew enough room to put more installation around the framework (usually extra insulation) to ensure that your new windows are as energy-efficient as they can be.
Need wintertime window replacement? We’re here to help. Renewal by Andersen® of Denver is the most trusted window contractor in Denver, CO. You can call us at (303) 823-4312 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.