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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.


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Roy D
Feb 14, 2023

"The Springfield team was wonderful to work with , professional , friendly and knowledgeable. They all seem to take great pride in their work. These new windows are fantastic, they look great , operate so easy and the energy efficiency was noticeable from the very first day . Thank you Renewal by Andersen for transforming our home and our lives."

Pam S
Feb 15, 2023

"After years of watching the wind move my drapes and hours of difficult cleaning, I decided to get new windows. I went with Renewal by Andersen because of the great reviews and quality. From Brent who did the consult, Gideon who did the measuring, to Jason, Josh, and I apologize I can't remember the third installers name, this is the most professional company I've ever worked with. I own a 1994 double wide mobile home, so everything in this place is hard to work with. I had a bay window, 6 double hung, 2 awning, and a front door replaced.. They said it would take 2 days and they were done on time! I did have second thoughts about doing this mainly because of the cost, but once it was done, I was very happy I did this."

Gary S
Feb 18, 2023

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