Whether you’re looking to replace your windows as soon as possible or simply looking for more information, it’s important to understand the best time of the year to replace your windows. While there may not be the same answer for all situations, there is undoubtedly a most convenient time.
Windows generally will last between 15 and 20 years. However, with the harsh climate in Ontario, that timeline can be sped up a bit. However old your windows are, there are some telltale signs it might be time to replace them:
If you notice one or several of these things, it might be time to consider replacing your window.
Generally, the ideal time to replace a window is when the weather is not too hot, but not too cold. Generally, there is a spike in window replacements in spring and early summer. There are a few reasons for this:
If this is your first time replacing your windows, you might feel a bit overwhelmed – that’s why our experts at Canadian Choice Windows and Doors are here for you. Not only will we provide you with a quick step by step guide on how to prepare, but we can also walk you through the process to ensure that installation day goes off without a hitch.
Here are seven things you should do to prepare for installation day.
Make your home accessible, including turning off any window sensors, security systems, or alarm systems to ensure nothing will go off while our team is completing the work.
You want to ensure that your home is ready for your installation. This little bit of work before our installers arrive will ensure no issues, and that your installation will be completed on time and without concerns.
For the Canada Choice Windows and Doors team, no specific time of the year is the cheapest to replace windows. Window replacement costs are standardized, but we may have more availability in the Fall or early Winter. It will depend on the demand and our current workload.
There is no single best time to replace windows—however, the most popular time of the year to replace windows is in the Spring or Summer. We also regularly replace windows in the Fall or Winter as well. One of the things to remember is that caulking and features such as replacement window screen frames install better in moderate temperatures. If you can, replacing your windows when the temperatures are between 5 and 20 degrees Celsius is usually the best course of action.
Winter can be an excellent time to replace windows, but it certainly is not the go-to time of year to do it. As experts, the Canadian Choice Windows and Doors team has done our fair share of installations in winter, and it always comes down to needs. Ideally, we would install in temperatures between 5 and 20 degrees. Winter can be a challenge when caulking, finding, and completing window crank replacements. Hardware can freeze up and cause issues down the line.
However, we are well versed in preventative measures, and can provide our window installation service in the winter. We should note that you will see some increased furnace usage as drafts will inevitably happen. However, we will do our best to limit the drafts to sub-zero temperatures.
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