Are your windows leading to higher electricity bills? Likely, yes. According to Energy.gov, an estimated 25-30% of residential heating and cooling energy use is a direct result of heat gain and heat loss through windows. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix. Installing new windows throughout your home can instantly make your home more energy-efficient. But, when is the best time of the year to replace your windows? While many people wait until spring or summer to tackle home projects, winter is actually one of the best times to install new windows.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of scheduling your window project during the coldest months of the year.
Cold Weather Can Help You Identify Problems With Your Windows
One reason we recommend replacing your windows during the winter is that this is the best time of year for you to identify issues with your old windows. Since window materials contract in the cold weather and your windows are exposed to more precipitation during these months, you’re more likely to notice drafts and leaks.
Similarly, it’s easy for experts like our Carolina Exteriors Plus team to identify problem spots with your windows during the winter. As a result, we’ll be able to make recommendations about whether certain windows can be repaired and which ones need to be completely replaced.
If you wait to replace your windows until the summer, it may be harder to identify which actual problems exist, potentially causing you to spend more money replacing windows that only need repairs.
You’ll Have More Flexibility When Scheduling to Install New Windows
Since fewer people tend to book window replacements during the winter, you’ll likely be able to schedule your project at a time that works best for your schedule. During busier periods, you may find yourself having to wait weeks to get your project on the books. Or, the only available installation date might not work with your schedule.
Instead of having to change your life around to fit your project, you’ll have more flexibility when choosing your installation date by opting to schedule your installation in the winter.
Beyond the installation itself, you likely won’t have to wait as long for your new windows to come in when booking your project in the winter. That’s because most window manufacturers experience lower demand in the “offseason” so your windows are less likely to be back-ordered, preventing delays to your project.
You Might Be Able to Access Better Pricing
Finally, one major advantage of replacing your windows during the winter is that you will likely notice lower pricing options. Again, this goes back to the fact that this is a slower time of year for manufacturers, so they incentivize people to purchase and install new windows during this slow period by lowering the pricing.
The good news is that if you choose the Carolina Exteriors Plus team, we offer flexible financing options, no matter what time of year you book your project. This gives you peace of mind that you’ll get the best possible products and services at a price that works with your budget. What could be better than that?
Schedule Your Window Installation Project Today
Now that you know more about why you should install new windows in the winter, why wait any longer to get your projects on the books? By scheduling your initial consultation now, you’ll have an energy-efficient window solution in your home well before warmer weather arrives.
As a leading exterior remodeling company in the Triangle, we proudly offer the best materials, installed by the best craftsmen, backed by the best warranties. Contact us today to learn more about how to get started with your window installation project.