Ask A Window Contractor: When’s The Best Time of Year to Replace Windows?

A window replacement isn’t a massive home improvement job, but it does require planning and preparation. One necessary step is choosing when you want to do your window replacement, specifically what season.

In the following article, a professional and knowledgeable window contractor from United Windows & Siding details the best time of the year for a window replacement in Arvada, CO.

Step One: Consultation

The first step before picking a time of year for your replacement window installation is choosing a contractor and having an in-home consultation. He or she can take a look at your home and your windows to have a better idea of how long the project will take so you can plan accordingly.

Which Season is Best?

There are pros and cons to do a window replacement in any season, and the necessary steps and process for the installation vary in warm versus hot temperatures. Installations can really happen year-round, weather permitting, so often it is a question of preference.

-Spring or Summer: Replacing your windows in spring or a mild summer has several benefits. First, if you’re replacing lots of windows at once, warm weather will help keep your home at a nice temperature during the work. Take care, though, because if the weather gets too hot, all the excess heat might make your home uncomfortable. Second, most people have easier schedules in the summer as kids are out of school and businesses allow for more vacation time. This might make it easier to plan around. Do keep in mind that spring and summer window replacements have some cons like severe weather and over-worked contractors.

-Winter or Fall: While at first glance installing windows in the colder months might seem like a bad idea, there are some advantages. While having your home open to the cold air isn’t ideal, you can easily isolate the drafts by shutting doors or putting up curtains. Window contractors aren’t as busy in the winter and fall, so you might have an easier time finding a date that works with your schedule. You might also get a better deal as the businesses are looking for more work. Again, there is also the risk of snowstorms, severe cold or other bad weather delaying the project, but that’s also a risk during the spring and summer too.

It’s Up to You

So what time of the year is the best to replace windows? It’s really up to you! It mostly depends on preference. Do you prefer to have extra heat or extra cold in your home during the installation? Is scheduling or saving money more important?

With the right planning and contractor, window replacements can be done any time of the year, so ultimately the decision is all about what’s most convenient for you.

United Windows & Siding Professional Window Contractors

United Windows & Siding, located at 1209 W 50th Place Unit B Wheat Ridge CO 80033, is staffed with knowledgeable and experienced window contractors just waiting to answer your questions and help you with your window needs. Contact us today at 720-535-4767 with any other window questions you may have or to learn more about how we can help you and your Arvada, CO home.


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