Most homeowners consider summer to be the best time to get a window replacement, but arguably, it makes more practical—and financial sense—to replace your windows in fall. Here are the advantages of getting new energy-efficient windows during the fall season:
Fall Weather Is Ideal for Window Replacement Projects
The cool, crisp autumn weather lowers the physical strain on contractors and by extension the risk of installation errors. The temperature in fall is also within the ideal range for applying caulk to the window frame. Caulk adheres to the frames better when outdoor temperatures are between 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And depending on the type of window you install, the temperature can make a big difference. For instance, if the caulking hasn’t had enough time to harden yet, any movement in the aluminum window frames—which expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall—can cause cracks in the caulking.
Here’s a tip: it’s recommended that you schedule your window installation project on a sunny day. It takes approximately 24 hours for some sealants to fully cure; any contact with water can weaken the sealing on your window.
Convenient Schedules and Better Deals on Windows
Given that demand for contractor service is at its highest in summer, you’ll most likely have trouble finding, let alone scheduling an appointment with, a contractor. As winter approaches, demand for contractor services drops, so you’ll have no trouble finding a contractor. Not to mention you’ll likely get better deals on windows since some contractors offer promos to offset the expected drop in demand in winter.
Looking for professional window contractors near you? Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a company has been in business in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Universal Roofing & Exteriors, a family-owned company with more than three decades of experience, offers professional exterior services as well as energy-efficient doors and windows. To request a quote, call us at (317) 257-0779 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis, as well as the surrounding IN communities.