When is The Best Time of Year to Replace Windows?

July 2019 by Heartland Roofing Siding and Windows

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A window replacement isn’t a massive home improvement job, but it does require planning and preparation. One necessary step is choosing when you want to do your window replacement, specifically what season.

    Step One: Consultation

    The first step before picking a time of year for your replacement window installation is choosing a contractor and having an in-home consultation. We will look at your home and your windows to have a better idea of how long the project will take so you can plan accordingly.

    Which Season is Best?

    There are pros and cons to doing a window replacement in any season, and the necessary steps and process for the installation vary in warm versus hot temperatures. Installations can really happen year-round, weather permitting, so often it is a question of preference.

    -Spring or Summer: Replacing your windows in spring or a mild summer has several benefits. First, if you’re replacing lots of windows at once, warm weather will help keep your home at a nice temperature during the work. Take care, though, because if the weather gets too hot, all the excess heat might make your home uncomfortable. Second, most people have easier schedules in the summer as kids are out of school and businesses to allow for more vacation time. This might make it easier to plan around.

    -Winter or Fall: While at first glance installing windows in the colder months might seem like a bad idea, there are some advantages. While having your home open to the cold air isn’t ideal, you can easily isolate the drafts by shutting doors or putting up curtains. Again, there is also the risk of snowstorms, severe cold or other bad weather delaying the project, but that’s also a risk during the spring and summer too.

    It’s Up to You

    So, what time of the year is the best to replace windows? It’s up to you! It mostly depends on preference. Do you prefer extra heat or extra cold in your home during the installation? Is scheduling or saving money more important?

    With the right planning, window replacements can be done any time of the year, so ultimately the decision is all about what’s most convenient for you.


    It may seem like there is a lot to think about when it comes to replacing windows, but it will be worth it in the long run.
    Schedule a window replacement consultation just like you would any other important maintenance task (like changing the oil in your car). It will end up saving you time and money in the future.

    Contact Heartland Roofing, Siding and Windows today for a free inspection of your windows or give us a call at 800-681-4169.