Have you decided it is time to replace those old, drafty windows? Are you wondering when is the best time of year to get that job done, or worried that you waited too long and now you’ll have to wait till spring? Well, we have good news. At Window Nation, we can install windows any time of the year. We use materials that can be installed in extreme weather conditions, even the frigid cold! But, each season comes with advantages and disadvantages that you’ll want to consider when deciding what season will work best for you.

COLD MONTHS

It may seem like the end of fall and throughout winter are horrible times to get your windows replaced, but the truth is, some people prefer winter, especially when they get their windows installed by the certified installers here at Window Nation. Here are a few things you should know about last fall, winter, and early spring window installations.

  • No matter how cold it gets, our team knows how to get the job done with minimal discomfort to the people living in your home. When you have a professional Window Nation installer putting your windows in, it isn’t going to take very long. You’re not going to have to worry about a big hole in your wall sitting there for days. Your new windows will be in before you know it! And, there are many options for keeping the cold out while the work is being done. Depending on the project, it may only be necessary to close an inner door to keep the cold in just the one room. If it is a larger space, or a room that can’t be sealed off, a heavy blanket can be draped to contain most of the cold to just the area near the window.
  • Our team works fast, but it is important to point out that cold weather and excessive snow can slow things down a little bit, or cause obstacles that must be worked around. While we do everything we can to make winter installations as fast as possible, there are definitely complications that can creep in and make them a little slower than summer installations, but not so slow that you should live with your leaky windows this winter. If you do have to deal with a little cold for one day, all of the money you’ll save on your energy bills for the rest of the winter will totally make up for it.
  • A big concern many people have is how well caulking and adhesives are going to perform. When you have your windows installed by a certified Window Nation installer you have nothing to worry about. They know what products and adhesives to use for every season. You can be sure that they will get the job done right no matter how cold it is outside. So, you don’t have to wait till spring to start enjoying the heat saving benefits of replacement windows. You can get them installed perfectly, right now.
  • Fewer people get window replacements during the cold seasons. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to wait, the cold season is the best season! Even though we’re able to effectively install windows in winter, most people aim toward the warm season to have this project done. You can use this to your advantage.

WARM MONTHS

Late spring, throughout the summer, and early fall are great times to have windows installed, but this is when most people have replacement windows installed. If you don’t mind competing a little bit to schedule a date to have your windows put in, here are a few of the things you should know about warm month installations.

  • Warm months are great because they are warm, right? Well, the warmth can put some people off to having windows installed, especially if it is the middle of the summer. It isn’t as easy keeping the hot out as it is to keep the cold out. Why? Because hot is often accompanied by humidity. Fortunately, the ease of access that warm months provide makes warm month installations even faster than cold month installations, and your installer will have those windows in fast.
  • Some people worry about heavy rains or thunderstorms keeping them from getting their windows in. This is definitely something to think about in the warm season. Rain can cause window installations to be harder to schedule, but scheduling early can help to avoid the complications foul weather can throw into the mix.

Spring, summer, fall, or winter, you can count on Window Nation’s expert installers to get your windows installed right. Reach out to us today to schedule your free, no-obligation, in-home estimate, and let’s get your installation on the calendar!

The most popular topic of discussion in every coffee shop and break room encompasses the subject of the extreme winter weather that has swept across our Nation. The unusual frigid temperature brings out the worst of conditions in many areas, none the least of which includes the flaws in your home and damage from the winter weather. All poor fitting doors and windows causing cold drafts have been very taxing on the heat bills.

Everyone is certainly ready for spring and with the spring season just around the corner, it is time to consider and plan your home improvement projects. There is a multiplicity of projects to consider that will improve the efficiency of your home as well as its marketable value.

Replacement windows may very well be at the top of your list of projects that will greatly improve the efficiency and value of your home. Window Nation has the perfect fit for you, as all our windows are custom made and come with a lifetime warranty. Your window estimate will also include window installation with our AAMA Installation masters. Now’s the time to buy windows; contact us!

Don’t forget to consider those much needed maintenance items in your home improvement projects. This will include loose and leaking guttering and downspouts. Always ensure that your gutter system is free of debris and draining away from your foundation.

This is a great time to take care of routine landscaping that has suffered erosion from the spring rains that are soon to be upon us. Low areas of your lawn, especially in close proximity of the foundation, can cause flooding of the basement and water damage. Standing water will ruin the beauty of the lawn and provide a perfect breeding ground for pesky insects.

From ground level, take a close look at the shingles of your roof for loose or missing shingles. Having them taken care of now will prevent future roof leaks and ruined ceilings inside the home.

Another source of heat loss is from poor fitting doors or doors with old, worn out weather stripping and cracked caulking. Window Nation offers a wide variety of entry doors in steel and fiberglass as well as sliding doors leading out to your deck. The door experts at Window Nation will help you choose doors that will compliment your home as well as increasing its efficiency, saving on your heating and cooling bills.

Window Nation is a family owned business that has effectively served Cleveland, Ohio as well as Maryland, the DC Metro area, and Northern Virginia with an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. Contact us today to assist you in your spring home improvement projects.