Depending on the current condition of your windows, most installation jobs can be done in one to three days at most, so it’s a low-impact home improvement project. And in fact, during the actual replacement process, once the old window is removed, the new one can be in place in just minutes, so there’s no need to worry about the weather outdoors.
If you choose a product such as Marvin Insert Windows or Infinity from Marvin Replacement Windows, they can usually replace your old windows without disturbing the surrounding trim or walls, inside and outside your home. It’s a surprisingly low impact project compared to painting, or even carpet replacement. You hardly have to move furniture.
In terms of energy efficiency, it’s highly likely that your new windows will be measurably better than you current ones. So from the moment they’re installed, no matter the season, they’ll help reduce energy costs and improve the comfort of your rooms. Anytime is the right time for that! Due to significant advances in energy efficiency standards, even 10 year old windows were ENERGY STAR rated, will not be as good as new ones the feature the ENERGY STAR label.
And if you live in a newer home, you may be surprise to learn the builder used inexpensive, locally made windows that may not even have double pane insulating glass, let alone advanced features such as low E glass with argon or krypton gas between the panes. These builder windows may also be prone to rot or deterioration, and be ready for replacement.
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