Mommy Katie: When's The Best Time To Replace Your Windows (Guest Post)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

When's The Best Time To Replace Your Windows (Guest Post)

If you want to know the best time to install replacement windows you may want to consider scheduling these projects in the late fall to early summer. Given the extraordinary demand that often arises during the mid to late fall months, many homeowners wind up paying prices that are significantly increased. Although these individuals might not be getting any special services or features as part of their projects, the fact that local installers have been inundated with calls will necessarily drive their job costs up. Following are a few important things to keep in mind, however, when deciding when and how you will schedule these projects.

How To Inspect Integrity Of Your Current Windows

The seasonality of supply and demand does have an impact on job costs. In fact, this is true in almost every industry, making it vital for consumers to time these replacements well. In certain instances, however, such as when the existing windows have become damaged or broken, the best time to install replacement windows will obviously be right away. Compromised security and inflated energy costs will almost always justify any additional expenses that are incurred when scheduling these projects during seasons of high demand.

According to: Remodelingexpense.com -- an online remodeling cost calculator, you should expect your replacement windows to cost on average: 270.00 - 600.00 each to purchase and have professionally installed.

Timing Is Not Just A Matter Of Supply And Demand

Different window manufacturers are guaranteed to have different recommendations for their products. This is especially true as it pertains to the moisture conditions in your local area. Should caulking be installed in temperatures that are extremely low, such as in mid to late winter, this may not adhere as well as caulking that is put in place when the weather has grown a bit warmer.

Small factors like these can make a major difference in the success of these projects. In order to get optimal results, a new window installation must always take place in weather conditions that fit the window manufacturer's established guidelines. Due to this fact, the absolute best time to install replacement windows could vary from brand to brand and according to the materials that are being used.

Other Important Considerations To Make

In addition to seasonal supply and demand issues and weather concerns, consumers must also think about the different ways that these projects are going to impact building occupants. In commercial spaces, these efforts will likely interfere with the normal business operations and could put the surrounding areas out of commission. Whenever there is lead-based paint around windows that has not been removed prior to a replacement, it will be necessary to take special precautions, which can extend the duration of a job considerably. All of these factors and others will have to be taken into account when determining the best time to install replacement windows in your residential or commercial building.



Author: Mike Martin is a home improvement contractor by day and a blogger by night. You can learn more helpful tips on replacement windows by visiting us over at: ReplacementWindowsGuide.Org

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4 comments:

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

When we moved into our house several years ago, we replaced all the windows as they were the original single pane kind. It was definitely a great improvement to our home.

lee marissa said...

thankfully my uncle checks our windows every summer,and so far they are great...

Courtney B said...

thanks for the tips I have so much stuff to replace, its just so expensive!

Charlie said...

Great advice, I need to replace my windows soon.