After spending much more time at home this year, you might be wondering whether to replace your windows.
You may have begun to notice all the little home repairs or even big renovation projects that could improve your home. Windows in particular are important for letting in natural sunlight and brightening up our spaces, adding both beauty and function to our homes. They can also have a significant impact on energy efficiency, and if your windows are not meeting any of these needs, it might be time to replace them. When is the best time to schedule window replacement? We’ll cover some key things to consider below.
It Takes Some Planning
No matter when you decide to replace the windows in your home, recognize that it will take some planning. Each window installation project is going to be unique, and based on several factors. For example, your windows may be standard sizes, or they could be a custom size or shape, built to fit the exact size of the hole they’re filling. Other factors are Homeowner Association (HOA) rules, the number of windows, the material they’re made from, and the material of the walls surrounding the windows. On average, you should plan on approximately 6 to 8 weeks to sign a contract, order the windows, and complete installation.
Is Warm Weather Best to Replace Your Windows?
On the outset, it might seem like warm weather might be the season to replace any windows in your home. After all, no one wants to endure cold drafts and inclement weather. Spring and early summer can definitely be a great time to take care of this home project. If you are replacing several windows at once, the mild outdoor temperatures can help keep your home comfortable. As summer heats up, though, you’re also looking at the possibility of all that hot air entering your home, as well as pollen and insects. Another consideration is that while you may be more available, contractors often have more work during spring and summer, adding time and expense to your project.
Can You Replace Windows During Winter?
There are challenges to each season, but there are benefits, too. Although winter weather is often more formidable, especially here in Utah, it is still possible to replace the windows in your home. Your contractor can take care to seal off rooms and replace one window at a time to minimize the discomfort of cold air. One nice thing about replacing windows during cold weather is that drafts and air leaks can easily be located and sealed. Another thing to keep in mind is that contractors are often less busy during this time of year, so you may have more flexibility in scheduling the project.
No Matter What Time of Year, Turn to Northern Utah Glass
So when is the best time to replace your windows? It really all comes down to preference. You can carefully weigh the pros and cons mentioned above and determine what works best for you. Regardless of the season you choose, Northern Utah Glass is ready to help you select and install the perfect replacement windows for your Utah home. Servicing Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake County, we will work with you to select the perfect windows for your house, and see that they are expertly installed. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home estimate.