Replacing the windows in your home is one of the more costly tasks of being a homeowner. Installing any replacement window is certainly going to provide you with a more energy efficient home, and, depending on the age of your home, you could see substantial differences in your utility bills. You’ll also notice a cleaner and more finished look with today’s model of replacement window, lending your home a good bit of curb appeal, whether you plan to sell in the near future or not.

Replacing Damaged Windows

Having new windows is much more than a luxury. Replacing your old windows with one replacement window, or more, may be necessary due to events of age such as dry-rot, water damage, pest damage, and the toll taken by weather events such as severe storms, hail, wind damage, and catastrophes like tornadoes and hurricanes. No matter the cause, having to install a replacement window isn’t always a choice. You want to take the best possible approach, however, if you have the time to plan your replacement widow installation.

Planning Your Window Replacement

If you’re planning to replace your old windows with new, state of the art, energy efficient models, plan to do so in a time of the year when your outside weather is most predictable, and comfortable. You windows won’t be unenclosed for long, but even a few days in extreme heat, humidity, cold or precipitation, puts your home at risk.

Another consideration is putting your installation professionals in a ‘hurried’ situation. Although you can be assured these seasoned pros will do the best job possible, inclement weather can be a detriment to all. You don’t want your home open to the elements in nasty weather, however, your installer can’t complete your replacement window project if it puts him or her in danger.

One more word about choosing the more weather-friendly time of year for your replacement window project; remember others in your area are likely choosing this time as well. Many home improvements are made in the sometimes-brief clear weather window when the outside temperatures are most agreeable, and the risk of thunderstorms is low. If you’re planning a replacement window upgrade to your home, consider your climate region and schedule your installation as early as possible.

Professional Window Replacement

Depending on the time of year you choose to install your replacemet window, and providing you’re given that option, and not replacing due to damage, you can expect the project to take a few days. Seasoned professionals will be able to complete your replacement window upgrade in a short amount of time and, given the size of your home and amount of replacement windows, you can expect to have your home in disarray for less than a week.

Obviously, you want to have a professional replace the windows in your home. Not only will you get the most bang for your buck as far as installation of your insulation, and reduction of energy costs, but you’ll know that your replacement window has been installed right the first time. New windows are expensive and you should have confidence they’ve been properly positioned and fitted.

Once you replace your existing windows with new, extremely efficient, energy-saving windows, you’ll wonder why it took so long. Your new windows will protect your home, give your exterior a “spiffed-up” appearance, and lower your utility bills, almost immediately. There’s never been a better time to look into purchasing one replacement window, or a whole house of windows, than today. Why wait?