Replacement windows installation is ideally done during the spring or summer, but there are situations where it just can’t wait. Fortunately, window replacement can be done in most weather conditions. Here’s how to make off-season window replacement work.
Check the Weather Forecasts
As much as possible, try to book the installation date on a clear and sunny day. Starting the job mid-morning gives the materials time to warm up and expand. Installing the windows before the frames and sashes have acclimatized to the local climate may result in warping or improper operation.
One of the advantages of working with a local window replacement company is that they know the local climate and can tell you whether or not the weather is suitable for installation. We at Renewal by Andersen® know that the performance of energy-efficient windows depend on proper installation, and we don’t proceed with the installation unless we’re 100% sure that it will not be affected by the weather.
One at a Time vs. Whole-House Window Removal
More than a few replacement window contractors begin the window replacement process by removing all the old windows at the same time before starting on the first one. While this process works on a newly built house, doing it on an already occupied home has many downsides. You will have to turn off your home’s HVAC system for the project’s duration, hoping it won’t get too uncomfortable. This also leaves the home open to dust, pollen and other particulates that may clog the air filters.
Our window replacement process at Renewal by Andersen is different. We remove and replace one window at a time. This means you don’t have to turn off your HVAC system. In addition to keeping your home comfortable, your HVAC system will actually consume less energy if kept running. Turning it off and back on consumes more energy, or fuel, if your home has a furnace. This process lets us perform window replacements virtually any time of the year.
Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis is your leading provider of casement windows and other popular replacement window styles. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in St. Charles, MO, and surrounding areas.