Certain home improvement projects, including window replacement, are best done during pleasant weather. That’s why it’s preferable to replace your windows during the summer or fall months, when the weather tends to be milder.
Consider the following factors when replacing windows in the fall:
- Your Contractor’s Method
Inquire about your contractor’s plans if the weather does not cooperate. While fall is generally milder than winter, nothing is guaranteed. The contractor you hire should take precautions to safeguard your home from bad weather, and they should be happy to discuss their approach with you.
- Emergency Replacement in Cold Weather
You may be unable to avoid a cold-weather installation on occasion. For example, in the case of broken windows, it’s not feasible to wait until spring. Ask your contractor how they will protect your home if window replacement needs to happen on a cold day.
- Preparations for the Installation
Prepare your home a few days before the work begins to ensure the job gets off to a good start. Clear as much of the prospective work zone as you can, relocating any items that are in the way to another section of your home so the installation crew has a clutter-free zone to work in. To protect your flower beds and other plants outside your home from dust and debris, cover them with tarps.
- Climate Conditions
To allow the materials to warm up and expand, schedule the job for mid-morning. It’s worth noting that certain sealants require 24 hours to set before being exposed to water. If it rained recently, ask your contractor to wait until the outer surface is dry before beginning.
- Materials Used
Ask your contractor what materials will be used when installing your replacement windows. In colder conditions, silicone adheres better. It also improves waterproofing and weatherization, making your HVAC system more efficient. You will also save money on your energy expenses.
Whether you need new double-hung or casement windows, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania. We install some of the most energy-efficient replacement windows, all backed by comprehensive warranties. Give us a call at (717) 929-8610 or fill out our contact form to get a free consultation. We work with homeowners in York, PA.