Winter is here and you suddenly realized that your house is cold—really cold. There are drafts coming through the window frames and the glass is freezing to the touch. The calendar says December, so you convinced yourself that you’re stuck with inefficient windows and high utility bills until spring.

The good news is that you can get energy efficient replacement windows installed in your home, even during the winter. It’s a misconception that you can only install windows during nice weather, and installing windows this year also brings several advantages.

Here are the most common misconceptions on winter window installation:

Misconception #1: I’ll Lose Energy by Installing in the Winter

It’s cold here in Chicago, and we get that you need to keep the warmth inside. However, rest assured that you will lose very little energy with winter window installation.

How is this possible? Several techniques are used to block energy from leaving your home. First, we’ll only install one window at a time. This is so there is only one escape route for energy to go instead of 5, 6, 7, or even more windows areas.

Second, sometimes we will hang plastic sheets to help further block energy. We’ll also close interior doors to keep the energy contained within your home.

Misconception #2: Window Companies Don’t Work in the Winter

This couldn’t be further from the truth. While you may have images of roofing and window replacement around your neighborhood during the summer, this doesn’t mean that these companies close down in the winter. The work is slower, but we’re still open.

If it’s the dead of winter and you need your windows installed, you know who to call-—and it’s not Ghost Busters.

Misconception #3: Companies Charge More for Winter Window Installation

While it’s not exactly fun to install windows in freezing temperatures, this doesn’t mean you pay more this time of year. In fact, you might actually end up paying less. This is because many window companies will advertise deals to bump up business during the winter, leaving you with paying less than you might pay in the spring or summer.

If you’re looking to save some money or get a little more value this season, consider calling for a quote on replacement windows.

Misconception #4: It’ll Take Forever to Get my Products

Manufacturing companies don’t shut down in the winter, either. However, there are typically less orders. The good news for you is that you might get your new windows even faster than what you would during the busy season. Wait times can be a little longer during spring and summer, especially if a lot of homeowners order windows at the same time.

Don’t wait until spring to enjoy new window installation. UniShield® replacement windows from UWD can help you start saving money today. Call us now to learn how.