It’s Not Too Late: Why Autumn Is A Great Time To Get New Windows
Summer is the time for family vacations, barbeques, and plenty of fun outdoor activities. It’s also a great time to get new windows in your home. But summer is the busiest time of year for many people, and home improvement projects often fall low on the list of priorities.
If you missed out on getting new replacement windows this summer, it's not too late. The early fall months are still ideal for new home windows.
In this blog, we’ll reassure you that it’s not too late for new windows, and show why the fall is still a prime time to install replacement windows.
In the early months of autumn, the climate is still enjoyable. Many people find the weather more enjoyable in September and October than in the hot summer months. During this time, it's usually still warm, but not hot like the summer months.
This makes it better for not only you as a homeowner, but also for the installation crews who install your windows. Better weather equals better installation conditions across the board. Depending on your climate, these early-autumn temperatures are more likely to keep your house at a comfortable temperature during the window installation.
Gear Up For the Winter
Winter is the time for hot cocoa, logs in the fireplace, and spending the holidays with friends and family. But if you have outdated windows, it’s also the time when your home loses the most heat.
As windows exist in a home over the years, they slowly lose their energy efficiency. Whether it can be chalked up to outdated technology, broken seals, or damage caused to the frame or glass, any small or big flaw in your windows can cost you big time.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Heat gain and heat loss through windows are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use.“1
As the weather gets colder, a house with inefficient windows will require more heating, racking up your energy bill due to lost heat. Luckily, new, energy-efficient windows can actually help save you hundreds of dollars a year by keeping the warm air in during the winter, and cool air in during the summer.
Less Moisture & Condensation
Because the cooler months bring in lower temperatures, some homeowners notice significant moisture and condensation appearing on their window panes. Sometimes, the severity of this issue can actually cause mold to grow on your window frames. If condensation is a persistent problem for you, you can preemptively take care of it by installing new windows before the winter hits. A newer, better-insulated window will help regulate the temperature of its glass surface, helping reduce condensation.
The truth is, windows can be installed at any time of the year. Each season has its benefits and disadvantages, but a skilled and trusted window installer will be able to get you new energy-efficient windows any time of the year.
- “Update or Replace Windows.” Energy.Gov, www.energy.gov/energysaver/update-or-replace-windows#:~:text=Heat%20gain%20and%20heat%20loss,heating%20and%20cooling%20energy%20use. Accessed 10 Aug. 2023.
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