New windows are a great way to give your home a boost in curb appeal and improve its energy efficiency. While most home improvements are best done when the weather is warm, window replacement is an exception. In this post, Howard Roofing & Home Improvements takes a look at the reasons why winter is the season for getting new windows.
Winter Window Replacement
Before home heating and cooling systems became commonplace, window replacement involves removing all windows in a house at once. Whether this is an efficient way to replace windows is up for debate. What isn’t debatable is this process leaves the house open to the elements, making it impossible to replace windows during the winter season without the homeowner evacuating the house.
Today’s window replacement process involves removing and replacing windows one at a time. A window installer can isolate every room from the rest of the house, which eliminates the need to vacate the house or even turn off the heating system. This process offers the following benefits:
- Lower labor costs. Summer is the busiest season for home improvement contractors, including window replacement companies. Labor costs tend to be higher during this time because of high demand. Winter, on the other hand, is the reverse — some contractors, like roofers, even shut down for the season. Window replacement isn’t hindered by winter conditions. Combined with a lower seasonal demand, you can expect lower labor costs when you get your windows replaced this season.
- More comfortable winter. New windows can address issues such as drafts and heat loss, which means it can help make your home more comfortable for the rest of the season.
- Improved energy efficiency. Choosing windows with insulated glass and frames help maintain consistent indoor temperatures throughout the year, resulting in lower heating and cooling requirements and reduced utility bills.
Work With a Capable Window Contractor
Poor installation can defeat even well-made replacement windows, which makes installation a key factor in window replacement. When looking for a window contractor, make sure that their window warranties include coverage for installation or workmanship. This is your assurance that should the contractor make installation mistakes, they will be corrected at no additional cost.
Howard Roofing & Home Improvements is one of the most trusted roofing and window contractors in St. Louis, MO. Call us today at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.