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.
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.