When is the Best Time to Install Double Glazing?

Have you been spending your winters huddled up in a thick layer of blankets at home, unable to shake the chill off even with a warm cuppa in hands? Then it may be time to replace your old windows and install double glazed windows! While you can replace your windows and doors whenever the need arises, it is always good to know the best time to install double glazing, to get the right services at the best value. As year-round window installers ourselves, we are often asked by our clients, when’s the best time to install double glazing. This handy guide will answer this question and give you an idea of how you can decide what the best options for your home are.

Firstly, how do you know your windows need replacing?

 

You should always look for signs that may tell you that your old windows have outlived their usefulness and need to be replaced with newer, double glazed versions as soon as possible. Here’s what you should look out for:

  • Signs of rot, discolouration, and warping 

  • Increasing Energy Bills

  • Frequent jamming of windows and doors

  • Drafty windows

Apart from these obvious signs, reduction in sound-proofing and feeling excessively cold during winter, and hot during summer, are other indications that your windows need a double glazing upgrade. Now that you know what to look for let’s find out when you should call in the experts to replace and install double glazed windows in your home. 

Sunshine or rain, sweltering or bone-chilling, regardless of the weather, you can install double glazing during any season of the year. However, there are several factors that determine how smoothly the installation process can go and how soon you can start availing the benefits of double glazing. Moreover, the installation time will also depend on the style of windows you choose and the suitability of your property for the same. Depending on the complexity of your choice, you may have to set aside several days for replacing your windows and doors. 

After the selection process, let’s look at the various factors which can help you determine the best time for double glazing installation. Each season comes with its own set of pros and cons. Your priorities and budget will play big roles in determining the right time for window replacement. Here’s how:

Spring & Summer

Practically, these two are the best seasons to get any home renovation work done, including replacing your old windows with modern, double-glazed options. Summer is the best time to ready your home for the upcoming winter months where having double glazed windows and doors can make all the difference in the way your house retains heat inside. As the weather is relatively pleasant and comparatively easier to keep the doors and windows open during warmer months, they are the ideal seasons for installing double glazing without worrying about any harsh weather. However, since this is also the busiest period for window installers and contractors, you may find it difficult to secure an appointment, 

The services may also be more expensive than in the colder months, so it is important to plan way ahead if you wish to install double glazing in summer. 

Autumn & Winter

The beginning of winter is also considered a good time to install double glazing, as you will get to enjoy the benefits right away. Moreover, window installation services are often cheaper during winter, as it is considered an off-season by most contractors. This also means it is much easier to get an appointment and get the installation done without waiting too long. However, it is important to keep in mind that shorter days may extend the installation process over several days, so you may have to set aside a greater number of days for the entire job to finish. Since it is difficult to keep the windows open for long when it is cold outside, replacing windows during winter can also be highly inconvenient as it can lead to excessive heat loss. Additionally, the moisture in the air can prevent the sealant from setting as well as it should, thereby affecting the quality of double glazing. 

Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of installing double glazing in each season, you can figure out the best time to replace your old windows and install double glazed features, based on your preferences. Regardless of the time you find suitable, AM Homes and Development can provide the best quality double glazing windows and doors in Leicestershire, that will complement your property and provide the best protection all year-round. 

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