Still on the Fence About Replacing Your Windows This Spring? These 3 Reasons to Do It Will Get You Off the Fence
May 1, 2018
After a long winter of frigid wind, ice, snow and rain, it’s finally time to open up your windows and let springtime into your home and start thinking about which home improvement projects you’d like to seek out this year. While most homeowners wait until summer begins to start their home improvement, you might actually benefit from starting your projects in spring — especially if you’re in the market for a window replacement.
If you’re still on the fence about making the choice to invest in a springtime window installation this spring, take a look at these three reasons why this is the best time of year to replace your home’s windows:
Window replacements pay themselves off faster
Once a window has outlived its ideal lifespan, it can let drafts and air from outside enter your home — and subsequently cause your energy bills to increase by 10 to 25%. By opting to replace your home windows now, rather than later in the year, you can cut your energy bills quicker. Before long, your $300 to $700 window replacement will have paid itself off in saved energy costs. And best of all, your home will be well insulated from the summer heat by the time temperatures start to rise.
You’ll avoid the annoyances of extreme heat
Your windows don’t just keep cool air inside your home during the summer — they’re also responsible for keeping out pests and bugs that arrive during the hot summer months. In addition, extreme summer weather events like thunderstorms or 100+ degree weather will be kept out when you invest in a window replacement.
You’ll get the job done sooner
As mentioned earlier, summer is prime time for home improvement projects like window replacements — so any window installation company is likely to be fully booked all summer long. By seeking these companies out during the spring, you’ll have more flexibility with scheduling your window replacements, making it more convenient for your schedule and preventing long wait times.
If your windows are more than 20 years old and you suspect that they’re at the end of their lifespan, it’s likely time to start thinking about a home window replacement. And given all the reasons above, what better time to do it than in spring?