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Whats the deal with winter window replacement?

Whats the deal with winter window replacement?

If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often consider replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to pick when cold air will enter through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and reduce energy efficiency. You don’t have to agonize through the winter with drafty windows and pointlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Greenfield can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.

When we install replacement windows during Greenfield winters, we just ask you to take a few preparatory steps to keep your house as comfortable as possible:

  • Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the room where the window is being replaced to decrease the chance of cold air moving into other rooms in your house. Replacing an old window takes a short amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a brief time rather than having it blowing in through the entire winter.
  • Replace one window at a time– Ask your installation pros to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will decrease the openings exposed to winter weather during the window replacement process.
  • Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t think about replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have a less challenging time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
  • Add insulation – While your windows are being installed, ask about adding sufficient insulation around their frames for an extra barrier during the winter season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well add to your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly utility bills, and also make future replacements less likely.

Winter may seem like an unusual time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying toasty through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Greenfield. Keep your home comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at (413) 829-0299 or by stopping by our Greenfield showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts discuss any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also arrange an appointment with us online.

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