There are instances where you can’t avoid getting replacement windows during the cooler months. Don’t delay the replacement of damaged and inefficient windows because they can compromise your safety and comfort. Immediately addressing window-related problems can also prevent your energy bills from increasing.
To ensure the success of your project, you must take proper precautions and hire experienced professionals. Here are helpful tips to make your window replacement work when you cannot wait for warmer weather.
Have Your Windows Replaced on a Sunny Day
As much as possible, schedule your project at mid-morning or on a sunny day. Doing so will allow the new windows and other materials to warm up and expand. Keep updated on the weather and see if there is a chance of rain. Some window sealants require at least 24 hours to set before water exposure. Window and door replacement contractors should wait for all surfaces to dry before starting with the job.
Your Installer Should Apply Silicone-Based Caulk Around the New Windows
Instead of latex or acrylic, your contractor should apply silicone-based caulk around the replacement windows. This type of caulk works better in cold weather applications and excels at weatherization and waterproofing. Proper caulk application can contribute to improved HVAC system performance and lower heating and cooling costs.
Ask Your Contractor to Use Sealant With High Joint Movement
One way to help ensure your new windows perform efficiently is to ask your contractor to use sealant with high joint movement. Caulk with plus or minus 25% is ideal for cold weather installation.
No matter the weather, Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis is here to provide you with superior window replacement services. We install high-quality windows featuring our exclusive Fibrex® material that’s twice as strong as vinyl replacement windows. Call us at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.