Generally, experts would advise against a window replacement project during the cold seasons. However, sometimes window replacement has to be done immediately; there’s no time to wait for winter to be over.
Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to successfully replace your window in fall or winter. Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey-New York Metro, a reputable provider of windows and sliding patio doors, shares these three simple steps to guide you.
Check Weather Forecasts
Your best chance for a successful window replacement job is on a sunny day, specifically in the mid-morning. So check weather forecasts and schedule the job on a warm day. Consider the weather on the following day too. Since some sealants require up to 24 hours to set before they can be exposed to moisture, the next day shouldn’t be forecast to be rainy.
Additionally, if you will be replacing more than one window, ask your contractor to replace one window at a time. This way, you can minimize your home’s exposure to outside elements. Make sure all doors leading to the room is closed as well.
Use Silicone-Based Caulk
Instead of latex or acrylic, your contractor should apply silicone-based caulk around the window. This usually does well at adhering to windows when the temperature is cold. Moreover, it’s better at weatherization and waterproofing too.
Use Sealant for High Joint Movement
To ensure the optimal performance of your window, your contractor should use sealant that works well with high joint movement. You can find a sealant’s high joint movement capability on its label. Typically, a caulk with (%20/-) 25% movement performs better when installed in cold weather. Caulk with a measurement of (%20/-) 12% doesn’t usually suit lower temperatures.
With years of proven excellence in window and door services, Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro is definitely an industry leader. Call us at (908) 497-1020 or fill out our contact form if you want to consult with us regarding window types or french doors. We serve customers in Hillsborough, New Jersey and the nearby areas.