There are a lot of good reasons to change your windows, especially if your current ones are looking a bit worse for wear. Better insulation, lower energy bills, increased safety, better soundproofing – the list goes on.
If you have made the decision to go out with the old and in with the new, there are a few considerations to ponder – one of them being timing. When you choose to replace your windows could have a big impact on how smoothly the process goes and how costly it is.
Like many jobs that somewhat involve the outdoors, the general consensus is that summer is the best time to replace your windows with double-glazed windows. But why, you ask? Here are five solid reasons.
A quicker job
Most of the reasons on this list boil down to the weather being nicer in summer than the rest of the year. The first weather-based reason to get your windows done in the summer is that the fairer weather means any work you do on your home can go ahead uninterrupted, with a lower chance of wet and windy conditions causing all sorts of potential unpleasantness.
That means a quicker job that reduces the risk of water damage or costly hiccups in the process.
Your materials will play ball
Sticky materials are much better suited to dry conditions. When it comes to using uPVC, which is common with window frames, the material will become harder to cut as it gets colder. Below -5°C, it cannot be fitted – and while you’re probably not going to be cutting vinyl in arctic conditions, it’s best to leave it to a nice day.
Keep your energy bills low
Replacing your windows does mean putting a big hole in the wall, and that can make a house awfully draughty in the colder months. This in turn means not only a cold house, but big energy bills to keep yourself warm for the duration of the replacement. If the window changing process is delayed due the inclement weather, risking a change over in the winter could cost you in time and money.
Get cosy for colder months ahead
Summer is the perfect time to get any insulation work like this done so that you’re secure and ready for when the colder days come.
There are few things more enjoyable than feeling cosily tucked away in the safety of your own home. By fixing your windows in summer, you’ll have maximum time to enjoy their added benefit in the following months.
The work is cheaper
There’s a rumour in window-replacing circles that August is actually the cheapest time to get your work done. As a general rule, window replacement professionals are a little less busy over summer than they are any other time of the year. This makes them more available and potentially cheaper to hire. When you consider you’re likely going to have to budget carefully to afford what is quite a costly process, this is a rather nice bonus.
Have you been thinking about changing your windows? You’d best strike now, while the iron – and the weather – are hot.
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