If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to pick when cold air will leak through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and cut energy efficiency. You don’t have to struggle through the winter with drafty windows and unnecessarily high heating bills, because Pella of Champaign can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Champaign winters, we just ask you to take a few preliminary steps to keep your house as cozy as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the area where the window is being replaced to decrease the chance of cold air moving all over your home. Replacing an old window takes a brief amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a short time rather than having it blowing in through the entire winter.
- Replace one window at a time– Ask your installation pros to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will decrease the openings exposed to cold air during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t consider replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have an easier time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
- Add insulation – While your windows are being worked on, ask about adding adequate insulation around their frames for another barrier during the winter season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well add to your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy bill, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like a strange time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying cozy through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Champaign. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 217-356-6474 or by checking out our Champaign showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts will gladly answer any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also schedule an appointment with us online.