If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to select 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 needlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Santa Fe can put in replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.
When we install replacement windows during Santa Fe winters, we just ask you to take a few cautionary steps to keep your house as cozy as possible:
- Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the area where the window is being replaced to reduce the chance of cold air moving all over your home. Replacing an old window takes a short 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 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 simpler 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 another barrier during the cold 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 a nontraditional time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying cozy through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Santa Fe. Make sure your family stays content by giving our Pella Windows and Doors Southwest experts a call at 505-373-1286 or by checking out our Santa Fe 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 schedule an appointment with us online.