Spring is such a beautiful time of year. We all love it. The days are getting longer, and the landscape is getting greener. The earth goes through a rapid beautification program, including the man-made beautification brought on by spring cleaning and home projects. Why not let it all in with a beautiful new set of windows?
Why go with a spring window replacement?
Beyond providing awesome apertures for the spring beauty that’s peeking in, a spring window replacement delivers several benefits that make it the perfect time for an upgrade.
One of the most apparent benefits of replacing windows during the spring months is the weather. Temps are typically very comfortable, and humidity levels are perfect.
Replacing windows in the summer or winter could result in heating or cooling inefficiencies at the toughest times of the year. You don’t want cold air blasting into your house in the winter, and you don’t want to cool the whole neighborhood during the dog days of summer.
Materials respond better in comfortable weather too. If the air is too humid or the temperatures are too extreme, the caulking could have a hard time setting correctly. Give your materials the best shot at proper performance by doing work when the weather is favorable.
The days are longer
Long days bring with them the ability to get more done each day. That extra hour or two of daylight may be the difference between a one-day install and a multi-day install. When we have gaping holes in our walls, it’s always nice to limit the number of days that leave us exposed.
While the weather is great and the longer days give us more time to enjoy the outdoors, spring can bring with it seasonal allergens that can wreak havoc on the lives of those who are sensitive to them. Installing a set of quality windows and eliminating any gaps can give you some level of relief. If air can get in, so can pollens and other allergens.
Save money on summer heating bills
If you’re one of the roughly 100% of people who enjoy air conditioning in the summer, you already understand the impact that attempting to cool an inefficient house on a warming planet can have on your wallet.
New windows that are correctly sealed will help regulate the temps inside your house, meaning your cooling system won’t have to work as hard during the grueling summer months.
There’s nothing worse on a sweltering day than a house that isn’t up to the task of providing protection from that heat. A new window installation in the spring means that you can hide from the heat of the summer months in your cool and comfortable house.
Spring can be the cheapest time of year to replace windows in different parts of the country. Most people may not notice their inefficient old windows until they realize their AC system runs non-stop during the hottest days of summer.
This can put a strain on supply due to high demand. Get ahead of the game and take advantage of some of the deals associated with spring window replacement.
Do you need new windows yet?
Now that you understand some of the benefits that a spring window replacement delivers, it’s time to assess your current windows to see if you’re ready. During the spring season, all windows should be checked to make sure they are prepared for summer.
If your windows are in disrepair and need to be replaced, the average cost to replace windows is going to be cheaper than running your HVAC system with your old windows that no longer perform. Here are some things to look for.
A clear sign that you need new windows is rotten wood on the existing window or frame. Most modern windows are constructed of synthetic materials like vinyl, but the frames are often still made of wood.
Don’t let the relatively young age of your windows blind you to potential problems. If you see mold or rot, it’s time for a replacement.
Your HVAC system is working harder
If your windows are getting old, they may be getting drafty as well. This makes it harder to keep your home’s temperature consistent and will drive your energy bills up as your air conditioner and furnace are forced to work overtime to keep you comfortable. It’s easiest to identify these somewhat seasonal windows issues in the summer and winter when temps are at their most extreme and HVAC systems work harder.
Your windows don’t move freely
A properly hung window will move freely, and everything will function as it should. If you have a hard time turning a crank or pushing the window open, it’s likely time to replace it.
Crooked corners lead to air gaps and will eventually cost you a lot more in heating and cooling costs. You don’t want a poor installation to cost you in the long run.
What if you want to preserve the old windows
Sometimes we don’t want to remove the old windows but still want the benefits of having new windows installed. Maybe your windows are historical or have a size or shape that would cost an arm and a leg to replace.
If that’s the case, you can reap the benefits of new windows by simply installing inserts. They provide the tight seal we need to keep the elements at bay and can even provide additional acoustic and thermal insulation properties.
The most important part about getting new windows is having quality products installed by qualified professionals. If you’re ready for your own spring window replacement, reach out and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to do it right.