Whats the deal with winter window replacement?
If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often think about replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to choose when cold air will enter through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and decrease energy efficiency. You don’t have to suffer through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Calgary can help you with replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Calgary winters, we just ask you to take a few preliminary steps to keep your house as warm 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 into other rooms in your house. 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 full winter.
- Replace one window at a time– Ask your professional 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 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 sufficient insulation around their frames for an additional 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 utility bills, and also make future replacements less likely.
Winter may seem like an unusual 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 Calgary. Keep your household comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 403-681-6363 or by checking out our Calgary 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 arrange an appointment with us online.