Winterizing is a home preservation activity that you shouldn’t go without, particularly if your location goes through harsh, freezing winters. It’s a good idea to start doing it in the fall, before the first cold breeze of winter season blows in. Even if winter has arrived, however, don’t stop making adjustments to prepare your home. After all, you’ll likely be spending more time indoors when it’s freezing outside.
What You Can Do
There are a number of things you can do to prepare your home for winter. Those can include a professional roof inspection, weatherstripping replacement around your doors, windows and other areas of your home where thermal bridging is expected, sealing cracks and gaps, cleaning and sealing your deck, and much more.
If you’ve been putting off replacing your old windows, it’s important that you give them a thorough inspection to make sure they can still last through the cold season. However, if you have serious doubts about their ability to protect your home from drafts — such as if there are cracked frames or broken glass panes, or if your windows are just old and without any sort of insulation — you can’t delay their replacement any longer.
Can You Replace Your Windows in Winter?
Yes, you can. If you waited too long and have no choice but to replace your windows during winter, know that this is still possible. However, you should avoid going the DIY route on this one.
Just like you can trust professional roofers to do a better job at replacing your roof in any season, you can also trust a reputable and professional window installer to replace your old windows even in winter.
Here’s how professional window replacement technicians do it:
- They will wear shoe covers to avoid tracking dirt into your home. They will also cover your floors and furnishings with tarps, drop cloths or plastic sheets.
- They will minimize entry and exit so your home doesn’t lose too much heat.
- To reduce entry and exit, one technician can work outside and another can work inside your home. This also makes the work go faster.
- They will remove and replace one window at a time, while also closing off the room where they’re working. Expect the removal of the old window and the installation of the new window to be swift.
- They will clean the work area when the installation is complete, removing floor and furnishing covers, and returning anything they moved back to its place.
There is nothing for you to worry about if you decide to replace your windows during winter. Roofing Crew is ready to help with your window and roofing needs. Call us today at (865) 919-4847.