If you have a broken or extremely leaky window, you don’t want to put off replacement too long. You do whatever you can to get it fixed as soon as possible. But these are rare cases. More often windows wear out gradually over time and the timing for replacement windows will largely be up to you. While you can get windows installed any time of year, there is certainly an ideal season to get your replacement windows done. Here are just a few reasons why spring in Chicago, IL is perfect:
The number one reason to get new windows in spring is because of the weather. You want it warm, but not too warm. This will keep your home more comfortable during the installation without taxing your heating or air conditioning too much. You also don’t want to expose your home to the damp fall and the frozen winter. Cold and wet weather will certainly slow down the process. With spring you get longer stretches of clear, moderate weather.
In spring the days are longer. More daylight means professional installers can work more in a single day with less breakdowns and prep work in between. They get the job done faster and you can start enjoying your new windows in Chicago, IL a lot sooner.
Caulking around the windows adheres best at moderate temperatures. If the weather is too cold the caulking will not adhere as well, too hot and it won’t cure properly. The ideal temperature for latex caulk falls between 80 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. For silicone caulking you can apply it when it is colder, but installers will need to heat it up for smooth application. In addition, you have to account for the expansion and contraction of some materials, like aluminum and vinyl window frames. It doesn’t happen often, but if you put windows in on the hottest days of summer, the caulking can split and crack when the windows contract from a temperature drop.
The busiest time of year is late spring and early summer. This is when window installers get most of the appointments, so you will be at the mercy of their busy schedule. If you get a jump on the process you can order your windows, they will arrive sooner, and the installation schedule is a little more flexible.
Clear, mild weather makes for a cleaner installation process. Because despite their best efforts to keep your home clean, it will prove nearly impossible if there is snow or rain plaguing the process. Professionals typically take about 30 minutes to remove and replace a window, but cold, wet weather can be unsafe to work in and significantly slow things down. You don’t want the full installation of replacement windows in your home to take two or three extra days.
Get ahead of the game and schedule an appointment to get your Chicago, IL window replacement done before the busy season. Call Scientific Home Services at (847) 752-0370. Or visit us today at 7240 Saint Louis Ave., Skokie, IL 60076 to check out some of our products.