Are You Looking into Window Installation this Summer?
Do you often wonder when is the best time to replace your old, worn-out windows? Are you sick of the all-pervading frosty drafts infiltrating your home during winter? Or, are you a recent homeowner who wants to make sure your home is weathertight as possible for energy-efficiency?
Whether you undergo new construction, remodeling, or the replacement of windows in your home – summer is the best time for your window installation.
Often times, summer is the busiest time of year for window installation. To get ahead of the competition, you should schedule with plenty of time in advance so that you can have your windows constructed, remodeled, or replaced.
Although the installers’ availability is scarce, you can have your windows up and running in just a few days depending on your proposed scope of work, since summer tends to have longer duration of good weather and natural sunlight. Longer days mean less labor and installation costs, resulting to more efficient savings for you.
Less Climatic Elements
Winter puts a halt on labor productivity when the cold, chilly breeze hits your installers. This is especially true during snowfall and icy winter rains, which cannot be avoided.
During the dog days of summer, swatting bugs out and keeping the allergens from penetrating your home could be the drawback. Make your home bug-proof by fortifying the temporary open fenestration with boards, tape, plastic, and insect screens to shut the elements out.
Depending on what type of caulk will be used for your window installation, sealant typically acclimatizes in warmer temperature. Caulking is one of the critical benchmarks of energy-efficient windows, and certainly, requires a rigorous expertise from your installers to detect air leaks and clear the gaps.
Sealant often expands when heated and contracts when cooled. Consider this at hand and seal your windows shut with latex-based sealant when the temperature is between 40-80°F, since faulty caulking could lead to adhesive or cohesive failure. Silicone-based sealant is more advisable for cooler climates, but should be initially warmed up before set in place.
Like sealants, your choice of framing material for your window installation responds accordingly to the temperature. Whether you use wood, steel or aluminum, substrate expands and contracts under hot and cold climates, respectively.
Be aware that installing in such extreme temperatures could lead to adverse effects; thus, find the middle ground for optimum equilibrium. Too hot of temperatures mitigate proper curing of caulk, while too cold results in cracking when the inevitable temperature drop happens.
Decreased Energy Bills
When you conduct your window installation during winter, your exposed home will surely receive more cold drafts – leading to your HVAC system exerting more energy and pumping more heat than necessary.
To avoid the skyrocketing of your energy bills, it’s wise to install during summer. Plan ahead of time with your installers to keep an ideal indoor temperature quality for your home. Isolate the area where the work is to be done, board up bare window openings, and move from space to space while maintaining your home’s comfortable temperature range.
Get the most out of these exceptional benefits by having your first-rated windows installed during the summer months. Browse our website or take a tour at Bright Window Specialists showroom located at 135 East 57th St 18-106, New York.