The best time to get replacement windows in Elkhart, IN, varies, depending on who you ask. Some believe spring is the best time for remodeling, and others, including us, think it’s summer.
Of course, you’ll still enjoy the benefits of replacing windows whenever you get them. But here are the reasons we think it should be in the summer.
Installation is faster
While it may be cheaper to buy replacement windows in the winter, the installation cost is not the only thing to worry about. The winter’s frigid temperatures make construction tougher and may even slow it down as contractors struggle to work in the blistering cold. In worse cases, they may have to reschedule.
This is not a problem in the summer. The weather is fine, and the temperature is warm. Contractors can zip through the installation process while basking in the summer heat.
Window installation in the summer is also better for the window materials. For instance, exterior caulking used to seal the window struggles to adhere well in cold weather, which can affect the quality of the installation.
It lowers summer energy bills
A major reason for getting replacement windows is to lower energy bills. So why not do it when it has the most impact? Keeping the house cool in summer weather massively increases the energy bills.
But by installing new energy-efficient windows, you don’t have to run the air conditioner so much. These windows are double- or triple-paned, with argon gas between them that effectively reduces heat transfer through the glass. You will immediately notice the difference in your home and utility bills.
Sets you up for comfort in the winter
Installing windows in the winter doesn’t just negatively affect the contractors. It affects the homeowners too. The windowless rooms allow the free flow of cold air into the house, forcing you to consume more energy to heat the room.
But a summer installation sets you up to enjoy a cold-free home when winter comes around. The improved energy efficiency also means year-round savings on your electric bills.
Quiets summer noise
The summer sun brings everyone out. Kids are playing on the street, and homes are undergoing renovations. As a result, there’s a lot of noise. New windows limit the noise and deliver a quieter indoor space.
This is especially important if a baby or older person is in the home. The noise insulation quality of modern windows will block out the noise outside and provide a peaceful break from the summer excitement.
Timely impact protection
The strong winds that come with summer weather are responsible for much of the window breakage—more than errant kids playing with balls.
And old windows are more susceptible to the impact of projectiles carried by the wind. Hence, replacing them with newer windows that have better impact resistance is far more prudent, freeing you from worrying about the shattered window glass.
Ready to take full advantage of summer and install replacement windows for your Elkhart, IN home? Contact us. We have over 20 years of experience providing and installing high-quality windows for local homeowners. Call us now to schedule a free in-home or virtual consultation.