Why You Should Replace Your Windows BEFORE WinterOct 26, 2017
Don’t Wait Until a Kansas City Winter to Replace Your Old Windows
It’s easy to put things off until you can’t anymore, especially home improvement projects. So, your old window isn’t perfect, and you need to get it replaced eventually, but it’s not too bad now while the weather is still nice. It won’t truly be a problem for you until winter, and that’s exactly why you need replacement windows before winter. If your window is drafty or leaks cold air, waiting until winter could mean higher energy bills, window condensation, possibly even mold or mildew. There may also be advantages to replacing your window before winter that you never realized.
This goes hand-in-hand with the tax credits: the reason the government is willing to offer a tax credit for window replacements is that replacing your old window with a new, tightly sealed window is a great way to save energy. Good window glass allows you to enjoy the natural light of the outdoors in your home, thus calling for less electric light during the day, but without suffering the uncomfortable temperatures of the outdoors. You won’t need the heat to be quite so high in your home to stay comfortable during the winter. This will reduce your home’s carbon footprint, as well as…
Save Costs on HVAC and Energy Bills
As expensive as window replacement can be, a good window replacement will save you money through reduced HVAC and energy bills. If your windows are well-sealed and not letting in a cold draft from outside, and if they let in good light, you won’t need to rely on temperature control and lamps as much as you might have with your old windows. You can stay warm and comfortable in your home and watch your bills for the winter go down. To get the full effect of the savings, you want to have your replacement windows installed as soon as possible, preferably before you need them so that you’ll be ready when you do.
Having a window replacement installation done in the winter can be uncomfortable. Remember that for a short time, at least, there will be a hole in your home as installers go to work replacing the new window. If it’s cold outside, that will significantly drop the temperature inside. It’s also difficult to conduct a window installation in the middle of a winter storm, so scheduling the best day to come out and do the work can be tricky. If you have your window installation done in October, however, while it’s still mild and comfortable, you don’t have to worry about it. You can have a convenient installation done now, and a winter-ready window for the winter.
The sooner you have replacement windows installed, the sooner you can enjoy all the advantages of your new replacement windows. You want to have the whole winter to enjoy those advantages, so don’t hesitate. Johnson County Siding & Window Co, Inc. has 40+ years of experience in the Kansas City area, and we’re committed to offering you the best quality window installations this fall. Give us a call at (913) 782-2878 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.