Facing another winter of coping with draughty doors and windows? Of course, there are things you can do to get ready for the cold season. But when it comes down to it, if your door and window products are reaching the end of their lifespan, then you need to start thinking about your well-being… while minimizing the impact on your wallet!

Historically, spring and fall are the seasons when people tend to proceed with renovations, and so this is also the time of year when they usually get their doors and windows replaced. It makes sense: homeowners are looking to prep their house for the major temperature variations that are right around the corner. However, consumers can also benefit by opting to buy their doors and windows during the off-season.

What are the advantages of replacing my doors and windows in the winter?

  • Greater comfort
  • Reduced heat losses
  • Heating cost savings
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Prompter installation due to shorter wait times
  • Lower purchase price since door and window manufacturers frequently offer off-season discounts

Whatever the time of year, it’s important to remain realistic. Professionals will not install doors and windows in the winter in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snowstorm, freezing rain, severe cold). Even during the warmer seasons, they will not proceed with installation if heavy rain is expected over an extended period or high winds could affect worker safety.

Are you worried about letting the cold into your house during installation?

An experienced installation crew will have each door or window opening closed off within 15 minutes to minimize exposure to the cold and prevent the air temperature indoors from dropping too low. After positioning the new product to close off the opening, the installers finalize the installation both indoors and out. You can be assured that this process will have no effect on your comfort level.

Looking for more information? Review these things you should know when purchasing doors and windows. If you still have doubts about getting your products installed in the winter, contact your nearest Vaillancourt retailer. Our RBQ (Régie du Bâtiment du Québec) certified installers will be pleased to help guide you through the process.