Should You Replace Your Windows During The Holidays?
Replacing your windows during the holidays may seem like an odd idea, but it comes with many upsides!
Get Some Great Deals!
As you may have guessed, most home renovation projects, like window replacements, occur in the summer. The weather’s much warmer outside, and you can spend the day at the beach to avoid the construction. For this reason, when demand slows down in winter, most home improvement companies offer some of their best deals. Why not take advantage of these great deals? Depending on the number of windows you replace, you could save hundreds of dollars! You’ll thank yourself once you see the summer prices go up.
You Can’t Ignore Faulty Windows During Winter.
Winter brings cooler temperatures, stronger wind, and morning fog and condensation along the coast. While you can get away with ignoring your old faulty windows during the summer, their problems become very apparent during the winter. You might notice condensation on the glass or feel a chilly draft coming through the windows. If one of your rooms seems to have a “cold spot,” windows may be the culprit. Defective windows won’t keep the inside of your home at a comfortable temperature without running up your heating bill or breaking out the space heaters. Your family will be spending a lot of time together during the holidays, so you’ll want to make sure everyone’s comfortable.
Give Your Heating System a Break
When your windows become old and break or deteriorate, they won’t insulate your home very well. If a broken seal or crack is letting in a draft, your heating system will begin working overtime to compensate for the draft. Not only will the cold air coming in make your house colder, but the warm air from your HVAC system will escape through the cracks. At this point, you’re quite literally throwing money out the window. Your heating bill will increase, and the increased workload will put stress on your HVAC system.
Prepare for Spring and Summer
Springtime is when temperatures are cold in the morning and warm and sunny in the afternoon. New replacement windows will help you stay comfortable during this time. Your home stays insulated for the cold nights and mornings, and with new replacement windows, you won’t have to struggle opening any jammed windows during the afternoon. As spring progresses into summer, your energy-efficient windows will block harmful UV rays and keep the interior cool. You’ll save money on your cooling bill and won’t have to deal with carpet or furniture fading near your windows.
Companies Are More Flexible With Their Install Dates
During summer, businesses face a surge in demand, so once windows are purchased, they want to install them as quickly as possible. When things slow down over winter, they can be much more flexible with their installation dates. You can plan your installation for a time when the weather’s warmer or plan a day trip to get out of the house while the construction’s going on. This flexibility depends on the company, so you’ll want to check before making any plans.
Next time you ask yourself “should you replace your windows during the holidays?” The answer is yes! If you’d like to learn more about our services and window products for your next home remodeling project, don’t hesitate to contact our team at California Energy Contractors. Give us a call over the phone or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate and consultation.