If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to select when cold air will seep through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and cut energy efficiency. You don’t have to agonize through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Des Moines can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Des Moines winters, we just ask you to take a few cautionary steps to keep your house as cozy as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the room where the window is being replaced to lessen the chance of cold air moving throughout your home. Replacing a previous window takes a short amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a brief time rather than having it blowing in through the entire winter.
- Replace one window at a time– Ask your expert installers to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will limit the openings exposed to cold air during the window replacement process.
- Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t worry about replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have a less challenging 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 an extra barrier during the winter season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well double your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly utility bills, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like a nontraditional time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying toasty through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Des Moines. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 515-219-7723 or by stopping by our Des Moines showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts discuss any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also book an appointment with us online.