Sometimes, when the weather is warm, it’s easy to forget about certain home renovation projects that should probably be done before cold weather sets in. Window replacement is one of these jobs. In the spring and summer, windows are open, people are outside, and cold air is a thing of the past…at least for awhile.
Once the chill of fall sets in, though, homeowners throughout the Carolinas find themselves wishing they’d have replaced their old windows when they had the chance. There’s good news, though! Winter window replacement is possible and even, in some cases, advisable, especially if it’s done early in the winter season. Some frequently asked questions and answers have been provided for you in the next section.
What are the signs that my windows should be replaced immediately?
There are several indicators that should lead you to replace your windows sooner rather than later, even if it’s wintertime. The first important sign is feeling a draft of cold air when you stand next to your window. This probably means that the window frame is beginning to separate from its opening and the only solution is to replace the window.
You should also be on the lookout for condensation between double-paned windows or on the inside of single-paned windows. This indicates that warm air is escaping, making your home feel colder and causing your utility bills to skyrocket.
Lastly, leaky windows should be addressed right away. While precipitation getting in around your windows is certainly annoying, it can also lead to far worse problems. Standing water on carpets, for instance, can cause mold to grow, making you or your loved ones ill.
What are the benefits of having windows replaced in the winter?
There are, many homeowners are surprised to learn, a host of benefits to having your windows replaced in the wintertime in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding area. For starters, labor costs are usually much cheaper because the colder months are off-peak for window installers. This is a great way to save money and make a big project of this nature more cost-effective for your family.
There are also often sales on windows throughout this time of year because suppliers don’t sell nearly as many of them. This is another way to stay under-budget and, perhaps, invest in better quality windows than you could have afforded during the peak remodeling season.
Finally, you are likely to save a significant amount of money on your heating bills throughout the rest of the winter if you have your windows replaced early in the season. Your utility bills will decrease, and you and your family will stay comfortable.
Who Can I Trust to Install My New Windows?
Finding a good contractor is key to being happy with your new windows. If an inexperienced team improperly installs the windows, they won’t do you any good in the long run. For years, Hatch Homes has been trusted by families throughout the Carolinas. Let us oversee your window replacement project this winter season!