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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 contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to select when cold air will seep through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and cut energy efficiency. You don’t have to suffer through the winter with drafty windows and unnecessarily high heating bills, because Pella of Baltimore can install replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.

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

  • Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the area 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 brief 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 full winter.
  • Replace one window at a time– Ask your expert installers to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will reduce 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 a simpler time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
  • Add insulation – While your windows are being replaced, ask about adding adequate insulation around their frames for an extra barrier during the winter season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well increase your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy bill, 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 Baltimore. Keep your home comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 301-637-0762 or by checking out our Baltimore showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts would be happy to talk about 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.

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