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3 Things to Consider When Replacing Windows During the Fall

When the temperature drops, many homeowners seem to think that certain home improvement projects can no longer be undertaken unless it’s an emergency. While the warmer seasons are arguably the most ideal time of the year to replace your windows, there really is no reason why you can’t have energy-efficient windows installed during the fall if you are working with an experienced contractor. Here are a few things you should consider if you are leaning towards replacing your windows this autumn.

Replacing Windows

1. Scheduling

If you are looking to have your windows replaced this fall, be sure to have your contractor come by on a warm, sunny day if possible. You should schedule the job mid-morning to give the materials a chance to warm up and expand. Keep in mind that some sealants need at least 24 hours to set before being exposed to water so be wary of rain.

2. Caulking

There are many caulks available on the market, but for a fall windows installation project your best bet is to go with a silicone-based product instead of latex or acrylic. Silicone-based caulking has more effective adhesion in colder temperatures and is also better at waterproofing and weatherization.

3. Joint Movement

For better results, ask your window contractor to use a sealant that has exceptionally high joint movement. Joint movement capability is usually expressed as a measurement that is labeled on the bottle. A caulk that is labeled as minus 25% movement will perform better during a cold-weather installation.

From simple casement windows to elaborate bay and bow windows and everything in between, when it comes to window installation, trust in the capable experts over at Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis to get the job done right. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today. We serve residents in St. Charles, MO, as well as its neighboring areas.

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