As temperatures start to sizzle and the days become longer and sunnier, it becomes the ideal time to tackle home improvement projects. One major task to prioritize during summer months is replacing your windows.
The longer days and warmer temperatures make summer the most convenient time to install replacement windows. This project involves temporarily opening your home to the outdoors, so doing it at a time when the weather is mild is ideal.
Second, caulk adheres better in warmer weather than it does in the freezing cold. Ideally, latex caulk should only be applied when temperatures range between 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you use silicone, you may be able to apply it in colder weather, but you’ll need to warm the caulk before applying so that it will flow smoothly and evenly.
There’s also what a window contractor calls the “movement of the substrate.” Some materials—particularly vinyl and aluminum—expand in warm weather and contract in the cold. The caulk tends to crack and split when it contracts due to very cold weather.
Keep Utility Costs Down
Another reason to tackle window replacement in summer is the rising cooling costs. If you still have single-pane windows, chances are, your electricity bills are peaking when you have to run your air conditioning. Replacing your old windows with new, energy-efficient ones can lower utility bills by preventing leaks.
To ensure a high-quality windows installation, turn to the experienced professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas/Fort Worth. Call us today at (877) 605-2922 to get started. We serve clients in Dallas, TX, and nearby areas.