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Tips to Make Window Replacement Work During Cold Weather

Tackling a window and door replacement during warmer weather makes sense for various reasons. For one, the outdoor temperatures allow the pros to finish the installation quicker. Also, such conditions help the caulk adhere and cure faster and better than in the cold.

Window Replacement

However, there are times when you have no other choice but to schedule this home improvement project during inclement weather, be it in the wet season or the colder months. Taking a few precautions is imperative to ensure a safe and hassle-free window replacement. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Schedule Work on a Warm, Sunny Day

Keep tabs on the weekly weather forecast, and look for a few clear days to schedule your window replacement. Make sure the installation team comes over to your home during the mid-morning to give the materials and components a chance to warm up and expand. Be prepared for rain showers as well. If it has recently rained, ask the pros to allow the surfaces of your home exterior to dry before they proceed with the replacement.

Ask the Contractor About the Caulk

Find out if the installers will be using a silicone-based caulk around your double-hung replacement windows instead of latex or acrylic. If so, then you can be sure the material will adhere to the window even in colder temperatures. Silicone-based caulk is also known to be better at preventing moisture and other elements from entering your home.

Keep the Drafts Out

Window replacement in not-so-warm conditions shouldn’t be a hassle as long as the installers know what to do to keep your interiors comfortable. Expect them to cover the width of the opening with floor-to-ceiling plastic, which helps keep drafts out while the installation is in progress.

Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri is a locally operated company that offers quality window products that are even better than the best vinyl replacement windows. You can expect personalized service and constant communication from our expert design and installation teams. Give us a call at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.


"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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