Why Summer Is the Best Time to Upgrade Your Windows

Summer window install BLOG

It’s summertime, and maybe you’ve needed new windows for some time. Is now really the best time to upgrade your home windows? Or, should you wait until fall or winter? We have the answer.

Summer is the best time to upgrade your home windows because you’ll experience a cooler home, have a better chance of getting scheduled with an installation crew, and have an overall better window installation. 

In this article, we’ll be going over the reasons why summer is the best time to upgrade your home windows. 

Experience a Cooler Home

An immediate benefit you can experience by upgrading your home windows in the summer is a cooler home. 

New windows (generally speaking) are much more energy efficient than old ones that are 15-20 years old. This is due to fresh sealing, new insulation, and more advanced window technology. This will help keep the hot air out of your home, and increase your energy efficiency while lowering your AC costs. 

You can also experience a cooler home with the increased ventilation that new windows provide. Homeowners and residents often experience windows that don’t work at their full capacity when they’re old. Often they don’t open properly, are broken, or have worn-down screens that can’t keep the pests out. 

New windows reduce the risk of complications, giving you a much cooler home. 

Higher Availability of  Window Installers

As we discussed before, old windows reduce your home’s energy efficiency significantly. This makes your home hotter in the summer, and colder in the winter. Both are undeniably unpleasant experiences, and many people realize this when their homes are drafty in the winter and late fall. 

Because many homeowners are preparing to make their homes ready for the winter with new windows, this time of year is the busiest for window companies. In turn, this could potentially increase the price of your installation due to high demand. 

We recommend upgrading your home windows in the summer when installers have a lower demand. This way, you’ll be better prepared and won’t have to worry about getting on a company’s schedule during their busiest time of year.

Easier Working Conditions, Resulting in a Better Installation

Another benefit of upgrading your home windows in the summer is the ease of installation. 

Installing windows in the winter or colder months can cause many problems. First and foremost, if you live in an area that receives ample snowfall in the winter, this could make working conditions for the installation crew difficult due to slippery conditions, limited access to your home, and transportation issues. 

Secondly, this can cause issues with the actual window installation itself. Cold weather can lead to problems with caulking and sealants and how they cure and dry. 

In contrast, summer weather is typically warm and dry, which makes it the perfect time to upgrade your windows. You won't have to worry about the weather interfering with your installation or causing any damage to your home.


If you’re on the fence about upgrading your home windows this summer, we hope this article gave you more insight as to why we, as window experts, recommend installing new windows this summer. Overall, you’ll experience a cool and comfortable home, an easier time getting on the schedule with installation companies, and a better installation. 

Earthwise Windows is one of the top vinyl window manufacturers in the United States. We have over a dozen manufacturers around the country, and our regional manufacturing provides something other window companies don’t: windows made specifically for your climate. To find out more, reach out to an Earthwise specialist, and we’ll be in contact with you.

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