Considering getting a roof replacement? Spring happens to be the best time to install replacement windows, too. Here are the reasons why:
Spring’s Mild Weather Conditions
Two factors make spring an ideal time to pursue home improvement projects: mild temperatures and the lack of rain. Contractors will be able to work more efficiently under mild weather conditions, which won’t disrupt the progress of the window replacement. And since it’s not too cold outside, installing a new window won’t affect indoor comfort, unlike in winter when replacing a window can let cold air inside your home.
Why not wait until summer? Well, for one thing, contractors might have a harder time working under the heat of the sun. There’s also the issue of summer thunderstorms—there’s no telling when these storms will appear. If they appear at the wrong time, the quality of your window replacement might be compromised.
Taking Advantage of Spring’s Mild Weather
There’s another reason why demand for window contractor services starts to spike in the middle of spring—most homeowners want to take advantage of the ideal spring weather. For instance, quite a few homeowners install wider windows to let the fresh spring breeze into their home.
Preparing for Summer
Some homeowners also install energy-efficient windows in preparation for summer, when demand for contractor services and air conditioning peaks. Don’t underestimate how much money you can save by installing energy-efficient windows. According to the Department of Energy, windows account for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. As such, an energy-efficient window would be a smart investment.
If you’re interested in installing energy-efficient replacement windows, Renewal by Andersen® offers a wide variety of premium glass options. Compared to a standard dual-pane window, our High-Performance Low-E4 SmartSun™ windows are 70% more energy-efficient in summer and 45% more energy-efficient in winter. In addition to blocking heat transfer, our Low-E4 SmartSun glass can also block 95% of ultraviolet (UV) rays entering your home. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause fading in hardwood flooring and furniture.
Preparing Your Home for a Window Replacement
If you’re considering replacing your windows this spring, here are some tips on preparing your home:
1. Trim overgrown shrubs and branches – Most homeowners do a bit of pruning in early spring to get their garden ready. While doing garden work, don’t forget to trim tree branches and overgrown bushes that can get in the way.
2. Remove frames and valuables from your wall – The walls might shake while contractors carve out an opening for a bigger window. Remove picture frames, artworks, and other valuables from the walls to prevent them from being damaged. You should also store valuables in a secure area.
3. Keep pets and your kids away from the work area – Make sure to set ground rules with your kids before your window contractor starts replacing your windows. Setting clear rules will help minimize disruptions and accidents. You should also place pets in a safe area to prevent disruptions and protect them. Window replacements can generate a lot of noise, which can stress pets out.
4. Deactivate security systems – Temporarily deactivate the window sensors, so your contractor can remove the windows
What About the Construction Mess?
Should you buy drop cloths and plastic sheeting for your furniture? There’s no need to—any professional window company would take the necessary steps to protect your belongings, minimize construction mess, and clean up construction debris. Remember: Clean-up of the construction mess is basic customer care.
Renewal by Andersen’s Signature Service
Renewal by Andersen goes beyond the bare minimum when it comes to customer service. We offer free consultations with our design consultants so we can learn more about your needs and customize your windows accordingly.
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Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville is a BBB®-accredited window company with a perfect five-star rating on Google. We offer a wide variety of premium windows. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (865) 221-7970 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, TN, as well as the surrounding communities in Tennessee.