Most home improvement upgrades like window replacement projects are often done during fall or springtime when the weather is much more favorable and calm. However, harsh weather conditions are inevitable, requiring you to make do with the current conditions and do your best regardless of the situation. Here’s how you can make these work.
Ask the installation team to pay a visit on the warmest, sunniest day possible. The weather is generally colder during winter, but there will be days when the sun will be shining its brightest. These are the days you want to have your window contractor come in and do the work. You are highly urged to be mindful of rain forecasts because sealants require curing before they can be exposed to water.
Request that a silicone-based caulk be used. Rather than opting for contemporary latex or acrylic caulking, this is a smart choice to consider. Silicone-based caulk adheres better to windows compared to acrylic and latex products when temperatures are colder. It is also generally better at weatherization and waterproofing compared to the two, helping ensure your replacement windows are insulating as they should.
Make certain that your window contractor is using a sealant. It will be better if it’s with high joint movement capability, which is expressed as a rating of plus or minus 25% movement on the caulk tube. Caulk with high joint movement capability performs better overall compared to a product with plus or minus 12% movement when installed in cold weather.
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