Can You Replace Windows During Winter?

Window replacement may seem like it should be a summer-only home improvement project, but there are many benefits to replacing your windows during winter.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, poor or old windows could account for more than 25% of your average household energy bill. To put this in perspective, if you have older windows, during winter you could be losing up 25% of the heat your furnace is generating.

Luckily, you don’t have to wait until the weather warms up to replace your windows. You can replace your windows this winter and start saving on your energy bills now.

Three reasons you should replace your windows during winter.

1. Scheduling a winter window replacement is easier.

Window installers often have lulls during the winter months, especially during the holidays. Chances are you could get your window installation scheduled much more quickly during winter than you could during the spring or summer. In addition, they’ll likely be more flexible with their time and more willing to work around your schedule.

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2. Replacing your windows during winter could mean savings.

Because winter is a slower season for the home improvement industry your installer may be able to offer additional discounts or other incentives that they normally wouldn’t during the busier seasons. It’s definitely worth researching winter window replacement to see if you can to see if you can get a better deal on your windows.

3. Replacing your windows will give your home immediate comfort.

New windows affect the comfort of your home immediately, keeping the cold, winter air outside and keeping the warm air inside your home. In addition, they will also help you save energy and lower your energy bill.

Also consider installing ENERGY STAR certified windows. Installing ENERGY STAR certified windows can shrink your energy bills — and carbon footprint — by an average of 12 percent nationwide, compared to non-ENERGY STAR products.