It’s starting to get cooler here in Jacksonville. As we spend more time indoors, there will be some tell-tale signs that indicate it may be time to replace your windows. 

If you notice you’re constantly reaching for the thermostat because the house won’t stay warm, there may be a problem with your windows. Other indicators include a build-up of condensation in between your window panes and unusually high electric bills. 

If during the extra time indoors you realize your windows need to be replaced, should you call a contractor while it’s still cold? 

We’ve listed three facts and three myths pertaining to winter installation below. 

Fact: Flexible Installation Dates

The demand for window replacement drops in the wintertime and contractors are less busy. This means you can schedule an installation at a time that’s convenient for you. There will also be less of a delay between the time you make the call and the time your windows are replaced. 

Myth: The House Will Get Too Cold

Some people are afraid that if they opt for a winter installation, the temperature of their houses will become uncomfortably cold.  This is not true. Window replacement companies just need to take more precautions during winter installations. For example, teams will replace windows one at a time and cover up open spaces with a plastic seal. 

Fact: Cheaper Rates

Again, most homeowners replace their windows during the spring and fall seasons. Additionally, some suppliers will sell materials to window manufacturers and installers at a cheaper price in the wintertime. Both of these factors lead to lower rates that can be passed on to customers. Winter deals for window installations can save homeowners a lot of money. 

Myth: Windows Cannot Be Installed Correctly During The Winter

The metal spacers in certain windows will indeed expand and contract under different temperature conditions. This may be a problem for someone attempting to replace their windows in a DIY capacity, but professional window replacement professionals understand how to account for the fluctuations in temperature and this is not an issue. 

Fact: You Will Save On Your Electricity Bill 

We mentioned earlier that a high electricity bill could be a sign that it’s time to replace your windows. If you notice this in the winter, replacing them sooner rather than later will lead to a higher ROI on the replacement cost. Why spend a few extra months paying more than you have to? 

Myth: Winter Conditions Will Lead To Complications

Rain or snow during the wintertime can lead to excess moisture. Too much moisture can make it harder to keep the outside and inside of the home clean during the installation process. If the moisture is too severe, a professional from the team will reach out and reschedule your appointment, but the winter weather does not necessarily prevent installation.

As you can see, there are a lot of myths surrounding winter window replacement that lead people to wait unnecessarily. There is no reason not to replace your windows in the winter. 

Replace Your Windows With American Windows Products

Our service team would love to help you find and install your new set of windows. We have a wide selection of windows to choose from, and can help you pick something that complements that natural architecture of your home. 

Once you’ve decided on a window, we’ll work fast so that you start enjoying the new view immediately. 

“They put in 11 windows in one day! Very professional crew & salesman, Roger. I will recommend to others. Thank you for a job well done.”Suzzane W. 

If you’re in the market for new windows, reach out to our team of professionals today. We have many options and can help you find the perfect windows for your home or business.