Window replacement is one of the most important projects to undertake as it can dramatically improve your home’s energy efficiency. Whether you’re installing sliding, bow or bay windows, you can count on your new windows to improve your home’s natural ventilation and lighting.
Homeowners often plan their window replacement for the springtime. This season is widely considered the best for such a project due to a number of good reasons.
In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville shares tips on how you can prepare for a spring window replacement project.
How to Prepare for a Window Replacement in Spring
Here are a few things you can do to prepare for window installation:
- Remove tree branches or shrubs that will obstruct the path of your installer, especially during the spring months when there is thick foliage that can get in the way.
- Clean the area near your window as dust and pollen can mix with the caulking, preventing it to set, which could lead to problems later on.
- Remove window treatments such as blinds, curtains or drapes.
- If you have security devices such as sensors in place, make sure to disable them before your contractor begins the project.
- If you have pets at home, keep them in a room away from the project area. You don’t want them running into workers while they are carrying materials and tools.
- If you have young children, make sure they won’t be anywhere near the work zones. If it’s possible to have them stay at a relative’s or friend’s home, you might want to consider such an arrangement.
- Get several drop cloths and large plastic sheets to protect your home from dust, paint and debris.
- Keep furniture away from your windows and the front door. Your contractor should be able to easily access your home’s doors and windows.
Why Is Spring the Best Time to Replace Windows?
If you’re thinking about replacing your windows during spring, then you’re on the right track to get your project done successfully. Below are some of the reasons why spring is an ideal season for window replacement.
- Good Weather. The main reason homeowners opt to get new casement and sliding windows installed during this season is the calm weather. With no harsh weather conditions such as snow and heat affecting the installation process, your contractor can finish the project with no or minimal delays.
- Ideal Temperatures. Installing windows during an extremely hot day means exposing your home to the warm temperatures outside. This can be uncomfortable for you and the window installers. Milder temperatures will help the installers work more quickly and efficiently.
- Fewer Chances of Rain. Rainy weather can ruin plans for your window replacement project. Wet weather can affect the quality of installation too. Spring is generally a dry season, so it’s a safe time to schedule your window replacement.
- Longer Days. Daylight hours during spring and summer are longer, so your contractor can work for an extra hour or two during these seasons. This can help speed up the installation process of your custom windows. The longer your contractor can work on your project, the quicker your project can be completed.
One Glaring Downside to Spring Window Replacement
There is possibly one drawback to a spring window replacement. One significant issue that you may encounter is difficulty in booking your preferred contractor on your desired date. Spring is a busy season for most contractors as more home improvements and window replacements are done during this time of the year. Make sure to call your contractor early to schedule your project.
Request a Window Replacement Quote Today
Need help installing your new custom windows? Renewal by Andersen of Knoxville is a reliable company that you can count on. With several years of experience in the industry, we can guarantee top-notch workmanship and timely completion of your project. We have the entire window replacement process down pat, so you can expect an efficient execution of every window installation.
Call us at (865) 221-7970 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We serve customers in Oak Ridge, TN, and the surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!