With spring just around the corner, it might seem like obvious sense to start planning a window replacement project when the weather is fair. Who really wants to do a renovation when it’s freezing outside anyway? There are some little-known reasons that make winter replacements harder than those performed in the spring and summer months. Here are the best, and worst, times of the year to replace your windows.

Not too hot, but not too cold

Your best bet is to plan your window replacement for a time of year when the weather will be warm, ideally in the spring or early summer. There are several reasons for this, starting with you won’t be letting in chilly drafts that will force you to pump up your heat and therefore, save you from also seeing a bump in your heating bill.

Secondly, ideally, caulk should only be applied when temperatures range between 5 to 20 degrees Celsius. If you’re using silicone you may be able to apply in colder weather, but you’ll need to warm it before applying so that it will flow smoothly and evenly.

Installing windows in the fall and winter

Of course, there are times when you can’t get around a cold-weather installation and though installing windows in the colder months may not be your first choice, there are some advantages to putting new windows in during fall and winter. The biggest benefit of replacing your windows in the “off” season is reduced wait times to get your project completed. Since many homeowners schedule their window replacements in the spring and summer, installers have more availability in the cooler months. Our expert team will always take the necessary measures to minimize heat loss in your home during the installation process.

The verdict

As you make your decision of which season to replace your windows in, choose what will work best for your home and family. As the Dayside team continues to strive to improve the durability, quality, and energy efficiency for our window products, each season we bring new innovation to the window industry. Contact us today to find the best solution for when to begin your window replacement project!