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Whats the deal with winter window replacement?

Whats the deal with winter window replacement?

If you’re like many homeowners, you probably don’t often contemplate replacement windows during the winter. However, we don’t get to pick when cold air will seep through cracks in our windows, cause drafts and cut energy efficiency. You don’t have to agonize through the winter with drafty windows and needlessly high heating bills, because Pella of Lethbridge can help you with replacement windows any time during the year—even in the winter.

When we install replacement windows during Lethbridge winters, we just ask you to take a few preliminary steps to keep your house as cozy as possible:

  • Close off rooms – In preparation for winter window replacement, close off the part of your home where the window is being replaced to decrease the chance of cold air moving throughout your home. Replacing a previous window takes a small amount of time; it’s better to have cold air coming into your home for a brief time rather than having it blowing in through the entire winter.
  • Replace one window at a time– Ask your professional installers to remove one window at a time and replace it before starting on the next one. This will decrease the openings exposed to cold air during the window replacement process.
  • Consider availability and affordability – Most homeowners don’t worry about replacement windows in the winter. Chances are that you might have a simpler time scheduling a timely window replacement in the winter than in the spring or fall.
  • Add insulation – While your windows are being installed, ask about adding acceptable insulation around their frames for an extra barrier during the chilly season. If you’re already replacing your windows, you might as well add to your protection! This insulation could end up saving you money on your monthly energy costs, and also make future replacements less likely.

Winter may seem like a strange time for a home improvement project, but it can be efficient, cost effective and simpler than most homeowners think. Staying warm through the winter is one of the most important ways to keep comfortable and healthy in Lethbridge. Keep your home comfortable by giving our Pella Windows and Doors experts a call at 403-328-2517 or by checking out our Lethbridge showroom for more information on winter window replacement. Our experts will gladly answer any other questions or concerns you have and ease your mind about your replacement window options. You can also book an appointment with us online.

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