Why Cold Weather is One of the Best Seasons to Replace Windows in Victoria
With warm weather now gone, you could be wondering if it’s too late to install new windows. You need to have that done when it’s more pleasant and sunny, right? Not quite!
Our skilled installers follow special Pella® installation methods, which permit us to put in new windows in most weather conditions, like winter. Here’s how we work and how to begin for your replacement windows.
Don’t Wait Until Spring to Install Your Replacement Windows
When you need to replace your windows, it’s critical to replace them as soon as possible, even if that happens during winter temperatures. That’s due to the fact windows are responsible for the largest heat loss and gain in your residence, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
As windows get older, they grow less efficient and can leak up to 30% of your residence’s heating and cooling. This can negatively impact your comfort. And, not to mention, your energy bills, which is around $2,060 yearly for the average house, according to ENERGY STAR®.
By installing energy-efficient windows in cold temps, you’ll be able to reap the perks several months prior. This includes getting rid of chilly drafts and better regulation over indoor temperatures. You might even have a decrease in your energy expenses, particularly if you go with ENERGY STAR-certified windows.
Annual Savings from ENERGY STAR Windows
Here’s an estimate of the yearly savings you may see when installing ENERGY STAR replacement windows*:
- Replacing single-pane windows: $101–$583
- Replacing double-pane windows: $27–197
It’s important to know these figures change based on the climate where you live, your heating and cooling rates and your house’s unique characteristics. With quality windows lasting for a few decades or more, these savings can really accumulate over their life span.
Benefits of Replacing Your Windows During Cold Weather
Many homeowners think they should have their windows replaced during summer months. But winter is one of the best times to replace your windows as it’s the off-season.
Because installers aren’t as busy, you’ll have a better choice of appointment times. Not to mention, your custom windows could be even more reasonably priced because of special discounts and other incentives.
What to Expect on Installation Day
Our installers take special steps to keep your house comfy during installation time, which we typically finish up in a day or less.
Some of these may include:
- Replacing one window at a time to reduce large temperature fluctuations
- Using plastic sheeting in bigger spaces to stop cold airflow
- Keeping doors secured whenever possible
When you collaborate with a knowledgeable window replacement company like Pella of Victoria, you’ll benefit from our exclusive installation procedures. We proudly offer a no-mess, no-guess installation day that can occur in just about any type of weather. Our installation team will be respectful of your residence, keep their work area clean and will even haul away your old windows once they’re finished.
When you’re ready to start your replacement window project, our skilled team at Pella of Victoria is here to help. Reach us at 250-475-1277 now!
*Ranges are based on the average savings among homes in modeled cities. Actual savings will vary based on local climate conditions, utility rates and individual home characteristics.