While window replacements can be done anytime throughout the year, the best time to replace the windows of your home or business is late spring or early fall. In this blog, we’ll dive into why we recommend this time frame.
The Life Expectancy of Windows
There’s no stopping what years of Wisconsin weather, everyday use, and general wear and tear can do to buildings and homes. Specifically speaking, windows are typically designed to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. Depending on how well they’ve been installed and maintained, the windows in your home or business can last well beyond 20 years. But if you’re reading this, it’s probably because your windows have reached the end of their expected lifespan.
Reasons to Replace Your Old Windows
There are several benefits of replacing old windows. If you’re still on the fence about whether you should replace them now or continue or wait it out for another year,’re entirely needing to replace them, consider the top 3 advantages:
- Energy Efficiency: Old, drafty windows are prone to allowing warm air in during the summer months and cold air during the winter months. New windows, on the other hand, are constructed with advanced energy efficient technology that vastly reduces drafts, and as a result, helps you save on energy bills. In Fact, Energy Star estimates that you homeowners who replace single pane windows in their home can save as much as $100-$583 a year on their energy bill. When new windows are installed, this is vastly reduced, saving you money on your energy bill.
- Style: Windows that have stood the test of time typically begin to depreciate in appearance and value. Installing new windows can complement the overall design of your home or business drastically.
- Security and Safety: Windows are one of the first areas a burglar will check if they’re trying to break in. One of the first areas a burglar will check for a way in are the windows. Windows that look worn out, have paint chips, rotted wood frames or breaks in the glass are an easy target. By installing new windows, you can be confident that you’ve created a deterent that can help stop intruders and keep trust that your possessions are safe day in and day out.
Why You Should Replace Your Windows in Late Spring or Late Fall
At the end of the day, seasonal conditions are the biggest reason why replacing windows in spring or fall is the best time. First and foremost, the warm to cool weather is preferred by window installers because the conditions are much more enjoyable to work in.
In addition to that, your landscaping is less likely to be disturbed in the spring and fall. If you get the work done in early spring, you’re reducing the risk that your plants will be damaged because, more often than not, they haven’t started to sprout yet. On the other hand, if your window replacement is completed in late fall, the plants will be nearing the end of their seasonal growth cycle.
While spring and fall are ideal, sometimes windows have to be replaced in the colder months, especially if they feature severe drafts or have breaks in the glass. One benefit of “off season” window replacing is that installers have fewer installations scheduled, meaning your new windows can be installed sooner.
Upgrade Your Windows with Community Roofing & Restoration
Our team of knowledgeable experts are here to help year round. As summer approaches, now is the best time to partner with us in installing new windows for your home or business. With more than 40 years of experience, Wisconsin homeowners trust us to get the job done right. Learn more about our window installations or contact us today for a FREE quote.