What Time of Year Is Best for Window Replacement?
Homeowners often wonder what time of year is best for replacing windows. As long as it isn’t raining or snowing, it’s a good day to replace old windows. It’s generally a good idea to schedule window replacement far in advance, but some companies are able to accommodate emergencies.
Replacing Your Windows Prevents Home Nightmares
These are a few of the main reasons people in Ellicott City and Catonsville areas look to replace their windows:
- Insects lay eggs in cracks and openings of old windows.
- Replacing old windows lowers heating and air conditioning costs.
- New windows improve the exterior and interior of your home.
- Old windows allow unwanted moisture into your home.
- New windows keep out unwanted noise from outside your home.
- Newer fire restrictions force manufacturers to create safer windows.
Deciding on the time of year is not as important as choosing a dry day to install your windows. By keeping moisture outside your home, windows help prevent the spread of disease; this is why hospitals always have top-of-the-line windows installed.
Windows obviously keep water out of your home, but older windows (and windows that weren’t properly installed) can allow tiny droplets of water to enter your home. Installing new windows can help decrease mugginess in the summer and reduce allergens throughout the year. Reducing moisture in your home can even help foods stay fresh longer. If possible, it’s best to replace your windows when the weather is temperate, but this is by no means essential. Professional window replacement is the best way to ensure that your windows are serving their purpose and saving you money. Window replacement can add a subtle enhancement to the look of your home and dramatically cut heating and air conditioning costs at any time of the year.
Lowering Moisture Improves Your Health
By keeping moisture outside your home, new windows help prevent the spread of disease. This is why hospitals always have top-of-the-line windows installed. Sometimes people forget about the windows they don’t look through every day. Every window in your home allows moisture inside if the window is old or hasn’t been installed properly. Excess moisture from old windows can cause many problems:
- The presence of disease-causing bacteria in your home
- Mold and mildew (destructive, unpleasant, and disease-causing)
- Chipping, peeling paint
- Allergic reactions, upper respiratory, and asthma symptoms
- Damaged property
- Cockroaches and other pests that are attracted to moisture and lay eggs in wet areas
- Musty odor in the home
Howard County typically averages more rain than other parts of the country, so it’s important to schedule window replacement appointments as early as possible (so we can easily reschedule in case of rain). It’s generally a good idea to replace windows during mild weather. If you’ve ever walked by a drafty window during a Maryland winter, you’ll wish you’d replaced the windows earlier in the year. And if your porch is cooler than your house during the summer, it’s time to consider a home improvement project.
To help you plan your window installation, here is how Howard County weather compares to the rest of the country:
Compared to the rest of the country, Baltimore averages:
- More inches of rain per year
- A higher temperature in summer
- A slightly warmer temperature in winter
Having nice, new windows means you’ll be more likely to open them on pleasant days. Replacing your windows cuts costs and lifts the spirits of everyone in your home. New windows make an incredible difference in home restoration.
If you’re looking for professional window replacement in Howard County, EC Roofing offers quick installation and top-quality windows. Contact us online or give us a call at 410.237.8046 to discuss your options for window replacement.