People say everything has a season and they’re be right! Window professionals can certainly install windows under almost any conditions, but there are certain times of the year that work better for window replacement. For example, typically homeowners want to avoid scheduling appointments in the winter if they can. The last thing they want is to expose their home to the elements during the coldest months of the year. But aside from the obvious, there are other reasons why you should schedule your window replacement in the spring. Here is what you need to know:

  1. Warm, but Not Too Warm

Temperature plays an important part in your window installation. Ideally, you want to plan your installation for mild seasons like spring and fall, especially if you want to replace multiple windows. It will keep your home more comfortable and your heating or cooling bill down during installation. Weather is also milder in the spring and there will be fewer delays in your installation. Cold, wet weather will inevitably slow things down, no matter how fast an installation team works. These weather conditions also tend to present obstacles that installers must work around in order to properly remove old windows and install the new ones.

  1. Smoother Caulking

Caulk adheres better with warmer weather. For latex caulk, ideal temperatures should be between 40 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. For silicone caulking, you can apply it in colder weather, but installers should warm it slightly before application so it will flow smoothly. Otherwise, extreme cold will make the insulation and the caulking hard and brittle. On the other hand, if it is too hot, caulking will not cure properly. For this reason, spring and fall are the best times for caulking new windows.

  1. Movement Substrate

Some window materials expand and contract with heat and cold, especially aluminum and vinyl. Because of this, if you install and caulk windows when it is too warm, eventually they will contract in the cold and it could break the seals. It doesn’t happen often, but there is always a possibility if weather temperatures are extreme.

  1. Faster Finish Times

You also have to factor in delivery times. Due to the higher demand during the busy season, it takes longer for window orders to arrive. Contractors are also booked solid, which means if you have to reschedule your appointment for any reason, you will be several more weeks out. For a faster installation with less stress, get it done in the spring instead of the fall.

Start the Process Now if you want New Windows this Spring

Most projects take about six to eight weeks once the contract is signed. So if you get ahead of the game and order your windows now, you can beat the rush and get your windows in La Palma, CA replaced just in time to enjoy them for the spring and summer. To schedule your in-home consultation, contact Seaport Windows and Doors at 714-220-3939. Or you can visit 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 to check out some of our cutting edge products.