vienna va winter window replacement

Safe Winter Window Replacement Practices

Safe Vienna VA Winter Window Replacement Practices

Safe Vienna VA Winter Window Replacement Practices are very important if you plan on improving the energy efficiency, warmth and appearance of your home without risking other issues.

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When the mercury drops and the cold winds start whipping, that cold air can find its way into your home.  Any break in your home’s “envelope” – the outer shell of your home that protects its contents from the elements – is a prime source for air leakage.

Of course, typically it’s the windows that account for the most surface area in your home’s envelope openings.  And when you have old or inefficient windows, air leaks can make the temperatures inside your home uncomfortably chilly during the winter, not to mention the added wear and tear on your HVAC system as it struggles to maintain the thermostat temperature.

Your old, leaky windows may have you considering a window replacement project, especially if the inside of your house is cold during the winter.  “But wait!” you wonder, “why would I replace my windows in the winter?  My house will be freezing during the project!”  This is where doing a little research comes in handy.  When looking for a window installer, you need to find out the standards they follow to keep your home from getting cold during installation.

Interview potential window installers and ask them specifics about their installation process.


1.  Remove one window at a time:  During a window replacement project, installers should remove only one window at a time and replace it with the new window before moving on to the next one.  That way, they limit a number of openings exposed to the cold air outside.

2.  Utilize plastic floor to ceiling barriers:  For larger openings, such as a bay window or bow window installations, which are made up of a number of windows such as double pane windows and picture windows, the installer should cover the opening with plastic floor to ceiling barriers.

3.  Keep doors closed:  When replacing a window, the installer should keep the door of that room closed, limiting the amount of cold air that can find its way into adjoining areas of the home.

4.  Cleanliness practices:  Along with winter cold also comes mud, whether from rain or snowfall.  Installers should use tarps, shoe covering booties, and other practices to ensure your home remains clean.

Once you decide on an installer, you now feel more comfortable scheduling your window replacement in the winter.  But there are other benefits to replacing your windows during the winter season as well:

1.  Schedule:  Often, contractors, and installers experience a lull in business during the winter months, especially after the holidays.  Chances are you can get your window replacement scheduled much sooner than you could in the spring or fall.

2.  Affordability:  Along with easier scheduling, contractors and suppliers may offer discounts, sales, or other incentives during this slower season.

3.  Monthly expenses:  Once your new windows are installed, you will experience the benefits of energy efficient windows.  In addition to warmer rooms, you should start seeing immediate savings on your winter energy bills.

Your old, leaky windows can make your home uncomfortably chilly in the winter.  Hiring the right contractor to install your replacement windows will keep your home comfortable during this winter project.  And you get the added benefits of easy scheduling, potential discounts, and reduced energy bills.  Don’t be afraid – schedule your new window replacement!

If you’re planning a Vienna VA Winter Window Replacement, call Freds Best Windows, Doors, Siding, and Roofing today at 703-888-5805 or contact us to inquire about our seasonal specials. You can also get reach us or get more information on our Facebook.

Winter Windows and Doors

The Best Time For New Winter Windows and Doors

The Best Time For New Winter Windows and Doors

The best time for getting New Winter Windows and Doors for your Vienna Virginia Home is actually when you expect the snow to start falling. Your opinion may differ from others but honestly, its the perfect time to replace those dated and worn windows and doors that are ultimately going to cost you money via poor heating insulation.

New Winter Windows and Doors

Take Advantage Of Energy Savings And Quick Installation

Installing replacement windows and doors during the winter months can provide a number of advantages and benefits to both your personal comfort and your pocketbook.

  • Special Promotions – You can save money with our special winter price discounts
  • Lower Energy Costs – Alleviate your concerns over heat loss and rising energy bills ‘while they happen’ and reduce heating costs (save more money) almost immediately
  • Faster Installation – Have your windows and doors installed quicker by booking during the winter
  • Energy Efficient Installation – In colder weather/temperatures, the framing in your home returns to its usual size, thereby ensuring that wintertime replacement allows the most tight-fitting and energy efficient installation

Many people have concerns over winter installations:

  • The house, its contents, and its occupants could be exposed to cold and snow
  • Heat loss during the installations could lead to an increase in heating costs
  • Snow and water damage to carpets, rugs or hardwood floors

At Freds Best Windows, Doors, Siding, and Roofing, we recognize the validity of such concerns and make every effort to relieve these worries prior to beginning your window and door replacements and throughout the installation process.

  • Our quick installation means your new window is installed within minutes of the old window being removed
  • To protect your contents and home from exposure to water and snow, we use special winter runners and each installer wears protective booties while in your home

Freds Best installs windows and doors all year round. We always work to ensure there is a short time between your old window coming out and the new window going in, especially in cold weather. A small sacrifice for the instant savings in energy costs your beautiful and efficient new windows will provide.

If your windows and doors are in need of replacement, call Freds Best Windows, Doors, Siding, and Roofing today at 703-888-5805 or contact us to inquire about our seasonal specials.