3 Reasons Summer Is The Best Time To Replace Your Old Windows
Now that summer and the home improvement season is finally getting into full swing, homeowners from all over the country are taking the time to finally tackle those home improvement projects they'd been putting off for one reason or another. With so many projects on the table, however, many homeowners have a bit of difficulty in deciding which projects are the ones to take care of now, and which ones can wait. When you are looking for a home improvement project that can help you improve the overall efficiency, function, and beauty of your home, replacing your old windows is a project that can accomplish all of those goals and more, and right now during the summer months is one of the best times to do so. To help highlight just what it is that makes summer the perfect time for replacing the windows around your home, our team of skilled professionals have taken the time to put together this short list that we hope you will take a few minutes to read through and enjoy before giving our team of experts a call and scheduling your next window replacement service.
When it comes to replacing the old windows around your home, doing so during the summer months is actually a great deal easier than attempting to do so during most other times of the year. With warmer weather all around and longer days, there is not only more time in which to get the job done, but the lack of moisture in the air and the hotter temperatures are actually more important for ensuring that your caulk is able to cure properly and give you a good, solid seal around your windows.
Keep Allergens Outside
Spring and summer are allergen season, and if your windows are a bit older, there is a very real chance they aren't doing enough to keep those allergens outside where they belong. Over time, cracks can appeal in your older windows and in the frames surrounding them, and these cracks and leaks can give these harmful allergens an easy way into your home where they can make life miserable for anything with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues. By replacing these old windows this summer with new, properly sealed replacement windows, you can keep those annoying allergens outside where they belong.
Improve Energy Efficiency
As we said above, most older windows tend to have air leaks in the window itself or around the frame in one of more areas, and in addition to letting things into your home that should be, they can also wind up letting your cool air escape back outside and make it more difficult to keep your home cool. Your air conditioning system already has its work cut out for it this summer, and there is no reason to more strain on it than is necessary. Replacing your old windows with newer, more energy efficient windows will help you keep your cool air inside where it belongs and reduce the workload on your air conditioning unit, which can pay off big time at the end of the month when your energy bill comes due.