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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 think about replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to pick when cold air will leak through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and reduce energy efficiency. You don’t have to struggle through the winter with drafty windows and unnecessarily high heating bills, because Pella of Long Island can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.

When we install replacement windows during Long Island 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 lessen the chance of cold air moving all over your home. Replacing a previous window takes a small amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a short time rather than having it blowing in through the full 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 chilly temperatures during the window replacement process.
  • Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t consider replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have an easier 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 additional barrier during the winter season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well double your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy costs, 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 warm through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Long Island. Keep your home comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 516-331-0031 or by checking out our Long Island showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts will gladly answer 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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