I have a 2-story 40 year old home that still has all of its original
wood windows. I am planning on getting them all replaced with new
double or triple pane windows in order to improve energy efficiency
(even with the windows shut you can see the curtains blow when its
There was an advertisement on the radio back in February by a local
window company saying that they replace windows in the middle of
winter with 50% off of the labor costs. This sounds pretty good to me
given the amount of windows that I'll need to replace.
Now here's the catch. I live in Ottawa (Canada) where the weather
probably averages -15 Celsius (5 Fahrenheit) during winter, without
the wind chill. During extreme cold spells the weather can drop below
-45 Celsius (-49 Fahrenheit) with the wind chill. Hence why the
company is advertising 50% off labor costs for window replacements
during Winter. It can get pretty damn cold! :)
In your opinion would there be any disadvantage to getting the windows
replaced during Winter, given the temperatures? Would the results be
the same as getting them replaced in the Summer? (i.e. a nice tight
seal). The only one that I could think of is if they need to do any
caulking, it may not work properly if its that cold, or that if its
really cold outside that the installers might try to do the job as
fast as possible to get back inside and warm up, thus rushing through
the job and not doing it properly.
Is having your windows replaced in the middle of winter a bad idea?
Has anybody gone through this before?