Many believe that installing doors and windows in winter isn’t recommendable because of the possibility of significant heat loss or a substandard installation. However, for various reasons, the cold season is actually an ideal time to have your doors and windows installed.
The advantages of installing doors and windows in winter
Regardless of the season, Portes et Fenêtres Verdun doesn’t perform installations when weather conditions are extreme, for example, if there are torrential downpours, snowstorms or temperatures below -15 °C. In January and February, the average temperature in Montreal is around -8 °C. This means that there are some very cold days, but also some milder ones, in which conditions are suitable for performing an installation. Considering that the opening is only exposed to the outside for a maximum of 15 minutes during the replacement of a door or window, heat loss is minimal. During the winter, the installers modify their usual procedure, installing the products one by one in order to minimize heat loss.
Installing doors and windows in winter offers the following advantages:
- Shorter wait times. Given the low demand for installation in winter, you’ll be able to get an appointment right away. And if the weather conditions aren’t favorable on the day of your appointment, you’ll be able to reschedule it for the next available day, which will be sooner than it would during other, busier times of year.
- Better discounts. Our numerous manufacturers are quick to lower their prices in order to keep their inventory moving steadily throughout the year. This means that winter is a perfect time to purchase doors and windows and get them installed quickly.
- Personal attention. Installers are extremely busy during the summer and fall. In the winter, a more flexible schedule allows them more time to thoroughly prepare your home for the appointment, carefully inspect each opening and meticulously replace your products. While a winter installation may take a little longer, it won’t cost more.
- Greater peace of mind. Regardless of the season, Portes et Fenêtres Verdun makes little adjustments to each step of the process, according to the weather. For example, the caulk around the edges is kept warm to ensure a better-quality installation. Like our urethane products, which expand minimally for use when temperatures are cold, our silicone performs just as well in summer as in winter. So you can count on a worry-free installation.
Install your doors and windows in the winter!
Even if it’s already fall, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to purchasing and installing new doors and windows. You can rest assured of getting the best possible installation during the cold season with Portes et Fenêtres Verdun. Replacing your doors and windows in the winter will allow you to take advantage of great discounts on the purchase of your products and schedule a prompt installation, so you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, minimize heat loss and start saving money on your heating bills right away. Contact Portes et Fenêtres Verdun today for an estimate.