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Why Cold Weather is One of the Best Seasons to Replace Windows in Mankato

Why Cold Weather is One of the Best Seasons to Replace Windows in Mankato

With warmer weather in the past, you may be concerned it’s too late to replace your windows. You should have that done when it’s warmer and sunny, right? Not the case!

Our experienced installers use special Pella® installation procedures, which let us to replace windows in many different types of weather conditions, such as winter. Here’s how the method works and how to prepare for your replacement windows.

Don’t Delay Until Spring to Get Your Replacement Windows

When you need to get new windows, it’s important to do this as soon as possible, even if that takes place during chilly weather. That’s due to the fact windows are responsible for the highest heat loss and gain in your home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

As windows wear out, they turn less efficient and can waste up to 30% of your home’s heating and cooling. This can badly influence your comfort. And, not to mention, your utility bills, which is approximately $2,060 annually for the average family, according to ENERGY STAR®.

By installing energy-efficient windows in cold temps, you’ll be able to enjoy the pluses several months prior. This includes eliminating cold drafts and increased management over indoor temperatures. You may even see a dip in your utility costs, especially if you choose ENERGY STAR-certified windows.

Annual Savings from ENERGY STAR Windows

Here’s an estimate of the year-to-year savings you might see when choosing ENERGY STAR replacement windows*:

  • Replacing single-pane windows: $101–$583
  • Replacing double-pane windows: $27–197

It’s important to note these savings change based on the climate where you live, your energy rates and your residence’s unique characteristics. With quality windows lasting for a couple of decades or longer, these savings can really build up over their lifetime.

Pluses of Replacing Your Windows During Chilly Temps

A lot of homeowners think it’s best to have their windows replaced during warmer times. But winter is one of the wisest times to replace your windows because it’s the off-season.

Because installers aren’t as active, you’ll have a better choice of appointment times. Also, your custom windows may be even more economical because of special rebates and other incentives.

What to Expect When We Install Your Windows

Our installers take special measures to keep your home comfortable during installation day, which we typically complete up in a day or sooner.

Some of these might include:

  • Putting in one window at a time to minimize big temperature variations
  • Using plastic sheeting in bigger rooms to stop cold drafts
  • Keeping doors closed whenever doable

When you collaborate with a skilled window replacement company like Pella of Mankato, you’ll benefit from our special installation procedures. We proudly offer a no-mess, no-guess installation day that can happen in just about any type of temperatures. Our installation team will respect your residence, keep their work area clean and will even haul away your old windows once they’re done.

When you’re ready to begin your replacement window project, our experienced team at Pella of Mankato is ready to support you. Contact us at 507-625-6933 right away!


*Ranges are based on the average savings among homes in modeled cities. Actual savings will vary based on local climate conditions, utility rates and individual home characteristics.

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