It is the time of the year that I once again make that child-like journey to the old Christmas time favorites on the television. One enduring favorite is Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer where we are annually reintroduced to Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowmonster of the North, affectionately referred to as Bumble. As a child, the terror of this yeti like creature with its long fangs and a hairless blue face, and hands filled a few moments of the family show with fear and extreme apprehension while we wondered what was next.
That same feeling of alarm and distrust are equally prevalent when your contractor suggests the unthinkable……replace your windows in the middle of a Minnesota winter. The thought of removing the barrier that is protecting your home and family from the sometimes frigid weather might even make old Bumble himself a little nervous. However, there is really nothing to be afraid of, and, in fact, the winter months can create a wonderful opportunity for homeowners.
Replace with ‘Real Time’ results:
Many homeowners do not even know they have outdated, inefficient windows. During the winter months, it is obvious where the problems are, and a trained professional can confirm your thoughts and help point you on a path filled with corrective measure. You will be able to see immediate results as your heating bill will appropriately reflect the energy saving investments that you made.
Save some cash:
This is a little known industry secret. However, during the off season, many contractors will discount their pricing a little more than usual to entice potential customers to act now. This practice helps the contractor maintain a stable and consistent work load during the off season, and assists the homeowner with investment savings.
As with most home improvement projects, the average homeowner will engage more than one contractor. During the off season it is easier to coordinate schedules with numerous subcontractors or contractors. (If an electrical outlet needs moving, you may find an electrician only needing a couple of hours of notice, as opposed to weeks of notice during the prime building season.)
Don’t shy away from improvements this time of the year. Yes, the weather may make the installation a little inconvenient, but the advantages to you typically outweigh the weather driven concerns.
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