Nov 27, 2019

A Word About Winter Window Replacement

Can Your Replace Windows In The Winter?

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that getting a replacement window installation can happen year-round.  The rough opening of the window is exposed to Mother Nature for only a short time frame in order to protect the home from damage.  Window installers are also careful to only work on one window at a time.  If installing replacement windows takes multiple days, the old windows remain in place overnight.  Insulating foams and sealants that are made for cold weather ensure that there are no issues which shrinkage or adhesion.  Replacing windows in the winter is entirely possible even if outdoor temperatures are cold and chilly.  What’s even better, is that winter window replacement can be done and completed comfortably for homeowners.

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Considerations For Your Winter Window Replacement Selection

The homeowners that have the most long-term satisfaction with their home window installation project opt for windows that are custom ordered for the opening they are being installed in (which is known as a full frame window replacement).  Infinity® Replacement Windows from Marvin are a highly reliable window because they are manufactured by a company based in Minnesota.  This allows them to have superior knowledge of the extreme weather conditions the windows must withstand.  This is evident by the inside pane of glass being warmer than other major brands.   Marvin Infinity® windows also imitate the aesthetics of wood without the concern of damage from moisture.  Even more appealing is that the windows can be color matched to a home’s preexisting woodwork.

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Pay Attention To Window Pane Configuration

When comparing window options, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the window jargon the manufacturers use to disclose their product.  Some homeowners automatically assume that triple pane windows are always superior in quality to double pane.  While triple pane can be better than double pane, the answer comes down to the actual manufacturer of the product and the amount of thermal transfer within the window pane. Many triple pane windows have glass packs that are close together.  This allows the cold exterior air to filter from the outside pane inward, making them less effective than double pane window lines like Infinity® from Marvin.

Why Full Frame Window Replacements Are The Way To Go

Regardless of the window manufacturer you choose, the most important component of a window project is the installation techniques utilized by your contractor.  Full frame window replacement allows the contractor to fully address any moisture and air infiltration issues because the windows are completely removed down to the studs.  The same cannot be said for insert window replacement, where the new windows are installed with the frame already in place.  While insert window replacement is cheaper because it is less labor intensive, the homeowners that experience the most long-term satisfaction with their windows are those that opted for full frame window replacement.

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What Homeowner Say About Our Window Installers:

"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, MN
March 20, 2023

"Professional and courteous installment."

Daniel B.
Fridley, MN
March 20, 2023

"Installation of window went well. Installers were efficient, courteous, and cleaned up work site."

Michael F.
Eagan, MN
March 20, 2023

"The guys were phenomenal. The install looks great!"

Jason M.
Woodbury, MN
February 28, 2023

"Perfect.  Great job!"

Russell C.
New Richmond, WI
February 17, 2023

"Service and work were excellent; thank you!"

Ron B.
Burnsville, MN
January 19, 2023
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