In the Pacific Northwest, homeowners tend to schedule home improvements, such as door or window replacement, for the spring and summer when the weather is considered more favorable. However, fall is also a great time to get these needed improvements underway, and here are three reasons why:
1.) Installation Professionals Are More Readily Available
Homeowners who try to arrange window or door replacement in the spring and summer might end up having to wait weeks or even months for the actual install because installation professionals are in the midst of their peak season. In the fall, installation schedules tend to open up a bit, making it more likely that a professional can complete your project right away.
2.) You Can Begin Maximizing Home Energy Savings Before Winter
Many homeowners want their windows and doors replaced not only to boost the appearance of their home, but also so they can enjoy energy savings. Just replacing old windows with Energy Star qualified windows can lower your home’s energy costs by 7% to 15%, according to EnergyStar.gov. If you have Energy Star qualified windows, doors and skylights installed before winter’s coldest days arrive, you’ll be able to take full advantage of energy saving during the season you’ll need it most.
3.) Impress Holiday Guests
If you plan to host family and welcome guests over the holidays, replacing doors and windows with attractive, updated options is a good move to help your guests feel welcome and to cultivate a more modern feel in older homes. Remember: your door is where you welcome trick-or-treaters and hang festive holiday wreaths. Why not make it a true focal point?
About Lake Washington Windows & Doors
Lake Washington Windows & Doors is a licensed general contractor specializing in replacement window products, replacement doors, and home siding replacement. Our service area extends throughout the Greater Seattle area, including Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Renton, Woodinville and more. The professional team at Lake Washington Windows has more than 50 combined years of window, door and siding experience, so you can rest assured that we can recommend the best solution for your home and budget. Contact us online to request an appointment or inquire about products and services.
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