Periodic window repairs can only do so much. There comes a point when getting replacement windows for your home becomes the most cost-efficient choice. Unfortunately, this point sometimes arrives at an inconvenience. For instance, when it’s colder than usual for these kinds of projects. In today’s article, we will explain how to make window replacement work when you can’t wait for warmer weather.
Ask for Caulk With High Joint Movement Capability
An experienced contractor should have special supplies necessary for cold weather window installations. One of these supplies is a sealant with high joint movement capability. For instance, this can be caulk with a plus or minus 25% movement rating. This type of caulk performs better than one with a rating of plus or minus 12%, so make sure to ask your contractor if they have access to these kinds of supplies.
Ask for Silicone-Based Caulk
If your contractor expects to install your windows when it’s cold, then they should use the right kind of caulk for the job. Your contractor should use silicone-based caulk around the window instead of latex or acrylic caulk. Silicone-based caulk adheres better in colder temperatures. It is also better at weatherization and waterproofing. As one of the top window installers in our area, we always use the best type of caulk for our projects.
Schedule Your Project on a Warm and Sunny Day
If you need to replace your windows when it’s cold, then your contractor should install your new windows under ideal weather and temperature conditions. They should start working by mid-morning on a sunny and warm day. Pay attention to weather forecasts. Some sealants need up to 24 hours to set, so they can’t be exposed to rain or water.
As an expert in replacement windows, we can replace your windows in all sorts of weather conditions. Woodbridge Home Exteriors has over 25 years of experience and we’ve won several awards during that time. We have the skills to complete your home improvement project successfully. We serve many areas in TX including Waco, Kileen and Dallas. Call us at (316) 683-2400 if you are in Wichita, at (800) 728-3502 if you are in Dallas, at (877) 418-8805 if you are at Amarillo and at (806) 318-1285 if you are in Lubbock. You can also contact us here.