We have roofs (rooves?) done in western New York through December
routinely, but I do agree with DerbyDad that for a job like that,
warmer weather is preferable for reasons of product performance. I
can't think of any other jobs besides painting that can't be done in
winter, worker comfort notwithstanding. We had our back porch closed
in during March, when the temps were pretty cold and snow was coming
down, and it has worked out well, including the four windows that were
installed. The contractor was suppose to do it in December, but got
delayed. Now I just gotta get my gutter shields (box rescued from the
neighbor's trash!) installed in the next couple of weeks, before the
weather really turns bitter.
If you get a contractor that will hack the job in the winter, there's
absolutely no guarantee, they will not hack it on more pleasant days. A
good installer will be a good installer, no matter the weather. Your
assumption that everyone does things like you do, is way off base.
That would be absurd, considering she could start saving energy and money
No offense, but you have some crazy ideas running around in your head.
Why is everyone going to extremes with their responses?
I say a spring day, it turns into 90 degrees. I mention letting little
things go because it's cold, you turn it into a hack job.
There's a big difference between doing a "good enough" job and taking
it to the next level. I'm sure you will agree that there are
contractors out there that will do a "good enough" job in the best of
weather and those that will go above and beyond. Neither of them is a
hack. All I'm saying is that in inclement weather, a worker may decide
to let some little things go that he might not otherwise. For example,
they might decide not to reposition that piece of trim that's covered
with ice when they just might have done it on a sunny day. That
certainly wouldn't be a hack job, merely "good enough".
As far as "doing things the way I do", you are right, most people
don't. When I told the guy that I bought my windows from (a
contractors supply house) what I did with the external trim after I
removed the storms, he told me that if I had hired the job out, few,
if any, contractors would have taken the time to do what I did. What
they would have done instead would have been "good enough" (i.e.
perfectly acceptable) but I took it to the next level. If I was doing
my windows in January, I too might have stopped at "good enough",
because there would have been nothing wrong with that method. There
was, however, a *better* way which I was willing to spend the time, in
nice weather, doing. That's all I'm saying. I'm not calling anybody a
hack, I'm simply saying that they just might want to get each window
closed up a little sooner in January than in April.
True...and it's up to the OP to decide if the savings is worth the
worry, whether that worry is justified or not. That's a point I've
been trying to make all along: If the OP is at all worried about
whether the job should be done in the winter, then the money spent on
heating the house for a few extra months might be a price she's
willing to pay for piece of mind.
-- No offense, but you have some crazy ideas running around in your
No offense taken...unless, of course, you meant to offend.
I changed windows last January. I had windows 2000 and changed to
windows XP. My house never got cold from doing it, and there were no
other problems except that I could not get on the internet for a
couple hours. The only installation issues I had was that it said I
should have more memory. I already know that, because I am always
forgetting where I leave my keys and wallet.
On Nov 10, 9:07 pm, email@example.com wrote:
My experience from being around contractors is the winter is the slow
season and they do a better job because they appreciate all work they
get. Plus they take there time because that may be the only day they
work in a week or two. Once the weather get back to the 40's and 50's
contractors get busy and they are more like to rush if they have
another contract to get too.
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