Have you noticed the signs and decided it is time for replacement windows? Then the next step is deciding the best time of year to get your project done. Is it going to be alright having your windows installed in the summer? Or is it really beneficial to put off window replacement until fall or spring? The good news is reliable window companies like Seaport Windows and Doors can install your replacement windows any time of year. The milder weather in Westminster, CA is typically very accommodating for window installation. That said, each season comes with a set of unique advantages and disadvantages to keep in mind when deciding which time works best for you. Here is what you need to know:
Getting Replacement Windows in the Warmer Months
Late spring and early summer is probably the best time for replacement windows. The weather is ideal. You don’t have to worry about the excessive heat and humidity driving up your cooling costs while the installers knock out the project. But this also means the schedule can be tight for some window installation companies as they try to meet the higher demand. You also have to consider that any custom windows will take longer to manufacture and be delivered.
Summer storms with heavy rains are another concern when it comes to window installation. Installers work best with dry surfaces, and most sealants require 24 hours to set and dry before being exposed to water. So if it rains close to your window installation date you will need to take extra steps to keep surfaces dry.
Getting Replacement Windows in the Colder Months
At least in Westmister, CA the cold doesn’t get as frigid as it does in some of the other states. That said, you still need to be aware of a few things if you plan to get replacement windows in winter. Caulking is the biggest concern. For optimal results most latex caulk needs to be applied when temperatures range between 40 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If temperatures drop too low, the material is more prone to split or crack. Silicone caulking has a wider temperature range, and can be applied in colder weather as long as the installers warm it before application.
But one benefit of choosing to get your windows replaced in colder months is faster delivery and scheduling times. Most window companies do not get as much work in late fall and winter as they do in spring and summer. So their schedules are a little more flexible. And typically it only takes about 30 minutes to remove an old window and replace it with the new one. Your home will not be exposed to colder temperatures for too long.
Call Seaport Windows and Doors for More Information
If you are looking to get new windows installed this summer, call 714-220-3939 to check on availability. The sooner you get in for a consultation and estimate, the sooner you can have your new windows in place. You can also stop by 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 and see your options for replacement windows in Westminster, CA.