Winter Window Replacement

When you're ready to replace your windows, it's often tempting to wait until spring or summer to have them installed. After all, it's cold out there! 

While winter isn't the ideal season for replacing windows, it's certainly not impossible. Before you decide if you can install replacement windows during winter months, be sure to consider these factors.

Harsh Winter Conditions Could Affect Project

Winter conditions vary from state to state. In colder climates, you should also be aware of the temperature and precipitation. If it’s too cold out, you might have to wait until spring to get started on your replacement window installation project. The temperature can affect how much moisture is in the air, which can cause condensation between windows in an improperly insulated home.

A bit more obvious are weather conditions like wind speed and precipitation—you don’t want to replace your windows when you know a storm or wind damage could be headed your way!

Contractors are Less Available

The primary reason you should avoid installing new windows during the coldest months of the year is that you'll be less likely to find a contractor who will do the job at this time of year. Contractors are often booked up with jobs through spring and summer, so they may not be available for projects that need to be completed during wintertime. 

Also, because these contractors have filled up their schedules with more lucrative work, they're typically willing to charge higher than normal prices for work during this time.

Another drawback of waiting until later in the year would be having difficulty finding someone who can come back after Christmas or New Year's Day to complete installation once weather conditions improve again in springtime (April or May). This makes sense from a logistical standpoint; nobody wants their workers driving around snow-covered roads in unsafe conditions!

Certain Guidelines Should Be Followed

If you’re planning to have your replacement windows installed in the winter, there are some things you need to consider. First and foremost, make sure the contractor has experience installing windows in cold weather. If not, they may use materials that aren't designed for winter conditions and could fail when exposed to freezing temperatures.

Second, make sure they have the right tools and equipment for the job. A good contractor will have everything needed on-site—including a heater or heat lamps if necessary so that installation can continue regardless of what Mother Nature throws at them.

Thirdly, no matter how well-prepared a contractor is for bad weather conditions (and if they're doing their due diligence), sometimes it just isn't possible for them to work on your project because of snowstorms or other extreme weather events like tornadoes or hurricanes. This is why it's important to always have backup plans in place in case something like this happens.

Most importantly, make sure that everyone knows what their responsibilities are during poor weather days, both before starting work together as well as during any periods where delays might occur due to inclement weather.

Hire a Contractor from MyWindowWorks 

We hope that this article has helped you gain a better understanding of whether or not it's okay to have your window replacement during the winter. It's true that most contractors will still be willing to work in freezing temperatures if you follow a few guidelines, but it's important to remember that installing replacement windows won't do much damage if you properly prepare. 

If you're searching for a reputable window replacement company, WindowWorks has got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about our services.