In summer, renovation and construction works are in full swing. This is a great time to give your window joinery a little bit of TLC. It may be enough just to adjust the fittings and the windows will be as good as new. However, if this does not improve their tightness, consider replacing them.
It usually takes 2-3 days to remove old windows and install new ones in a medium-sized house. Sometimes, however, this may take longer. It all depends on the efficiency of the assembly team and the number of workers. The best teams are able to complete the assembly even in one day!
It is best to plan to have your windows replaced on warm days. Replacing windows in winter is also possible and an efficient team can handle it well, but such work should not be carried out when the temperature drops below -5 degrees Celsius. Under such conditions, the sealing foam hardens and loses its properties. Additionally, replacing the windows takes 2-3 days and you would not like staying in a cold home for so long.
When planning the replacement of window frames in your home, take into account the waiting time. This usually takes several weeks. Still, be prepared for possible delays. Unfortunately, the current world situation and the resulting logistic problems with sub-suppliers have a significant impact on the order waiting time. Therefore, if you are going to order windows in the near future, take all these aspects into account.
There are a few things to remember about when replacing windows. First, consider the size and functionality. Perhaps you wish to join two narrow sashes into one wider one or change the type of window opening? This would look good especially on the patio. You can choose between sliding or folding doors. But, still, the most important decision that you will need to make is the material from which the fittings are made. PVC is the cheapest solution. You can also consider wooden windows or opt for aluminum solutions. The latter is the most expensive option, but also the most reliable. Aluminum windows are an investment for many years. Their life span is 40 years, even 60 years.
As you can see when replacing windows, there are several decisions to be made. Consider them in advance and if you make well-informed choices, you will be able to enjoy new, reliable windows, plenty of light, and comfort in your home.