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What’s the deal with winter window replacement?

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If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to pick when cold air will enter through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and decrease energy efficiency. You don’t have to struggle through the winter with drafty windows and needlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Gaithersburg can help you with replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.

When we install replacement windows during Gaithersburg winters, we just ask you to take a few cautionary steps to keep your house as cozy as possible:

  • Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the part of your home where the window is being replaced to decrease the chance of cold air moving into other rooms in your house. Replacing an old window takes a small amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a temporary period of time rather than having it blowing in through the whole winter.
  • Replace one window at a time– Ask your expert installers to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will limit the openings exposed to chilly temperatures during the window replacement process.
  • Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t consider replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have a simpler time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
  • Add insulation – While your windows are being worked on, ask about adding sufficient insulation around their frames for another barrier during the cold season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well increase your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy bill, and also make future replacements less likely.

Winter may seem like a nontraditional time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying cozy through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Gaithersburg. Keep your home comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 202-594-3979 or by stopping by our Gaithersburg showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts discuss any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also book an appointment with us online.