Winter is here and snow is already falling in the Quad Cities. But just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to wait until spring to replace your windows. In fact, you may need replacement windows to help get you through the winter. Fortunately, many homeowners find a number of benefits to replacing their windows in winter, although it’s the low season for contractors. Here are a few of the benefits you might find to replacing windows in winter:
Cut Down On Drafts
If you have old windows with frames that are coming apart, cracked glass, or just a poor seal, you’ll likely feel cold drafts throughout the winter. This can make your home uncomfortable and can cause your heating bills to spike as your furnace hustles to heat your whole home despite the drafts. With replacement windows, your home will be much better sealed and much more comfortable. It will even help to cut down on those heating bills throughout the winter.
Winter is the slow season for contractors, which means that demand is much lower than supply. This can come in handy for contractors, who are able to save money on materials from manufacturers. Because of that, customers can sometimes save on the cost of the window and even the installation. This is quite a change from summer, and something that you can’t find in any other season. You’ll also have more freedom when it comes to scheduling your project during the slow season.
Decades ago, the fear when it came to winter replacement window installations was that your house would either be subjected to frigid cold or toxic fumes. In most projects, the window must be opened in order to air out the construction site and keep toxic fumes from hanging in the air. However, with modern advances, filling the air with toxic chemicals is no longer much of a concern. Replacement window professionals can perform the project quite safely for the whole household, even in winter.
Need to replace your windows this winter? Mainstream Home Improvements can help. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate to get started.