It is possible to get a window installation during bad weather, but it will depend on a few different factors. Just because the weather isn’t optimal doesn’t mean you can’t get new windows installed.
At Opal Enterprises, our team of Naperville window replacement specialists explains whether we can install windows in bad weather conditions. Read on to learn more about how bad weather affects our team’s ability to install windows.
Factors Our Team Considers When Installing Windows in Bad Weather
When the weather is bad, and you need a window installation, there are a few things our team has to consider to determine if we can perform your window installation. The two main factors our Naperville window installers consider are:
Our Team’s Safety
The safety of our installation team is always the top priority and may require delaying work if hazardous weather arises. Certain severe conditions can pose too great a risk for our technicians working at heights on ladders or lifts.
When weather endangers our ability to move or handle heavy window units safely, we will postpone installation to another day. Our well-being is not worth rushing a job under dangerous circumstances. We closely monitor all forecasts and advisories to make informed decisions that avoid subjecting our crews to potentially injury-causing situations.
Potential Damage to Your Home
Equally important is preventing weather-caused damage to your home during the installation process. Partially installed windows left exposed to rain, snow, or wind could lead to water intrusion issues or exterior deterioration. These types of weather will impact your window project and could lead to a cancellation.
However, if a major storm is forecast, we will delay the job rather than risk your property. Heavy rain or high winds could also cause unfinished windows to fall or be displaced from openings. The potential costs and repairs from such an incident far outweigh completing an installation a day or two late.
By thoroughly evaluating the safety and potential home impact, our team aims to avoid the negative consequences that rushing a job in severe weather may produce. Your protection and our technicians’ well-being are valued over installation deadlines when Mother Nature intervenes. You can trust that we will not subject your home or our employees to hazardous conditions by postponing work as needed.
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Our Team Can Still Install Windows in Bad Weather Conditions
Despite bad weather that’s a risk to our team and your home, there are certain weather conditions in which we can install new windows. When you need windows during less-than-desirable weather conditions, our team at Opal Enterprises is here to help.
Here are the bad weather conditions in which we can install windows:
Our team is well-equipped to install windows in very hot weather conditions as long as the temperature remains below 100°F. At or above this threshold, the risk of heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion for our technicians working outdoors becomes a serious safety concern.
However, when temperatures are below 100°F, our installers have well-established precautions that allow them to work efficiently while staying safe in the heat. We wear lightweight, breathable clothing made of moisture-wicking fabrics.
Frequent breaks are taken in shaded or air-conditioned areas to stay hydrated with water and electrolyte drinks. Our crew also avoids strenuous tasks during the hottest hours of the day and looks out for signs of overexertion in each other. With the right protective measures, our experienced team can reliably complete installations in temperatures up to 99°F before safety requires postponing work.
Our window installation professionals are trained to work confidently in extreme cold, continuing installations as long as the temperature is above 15°F. Below this threshold, risks of hypothermia, frostbite, or equipment malfunctions in the frigid conditions become heightened. However, when temperatures are moderately cold, between 15-30°F, our crews have developed strategies to work comfortably and productively.
We layer thermal undergarments with under-insulated waterproof bibs and coats. Heated temporary shelters near each window opening provide a warm staging area and break station. Hand and toe warmers are available to preserve dexterity.
Propane tank heaters keep the immediate work area thawed. With proper protective wear and the use of heating aids, our team can seamlessly install new windows even when winter temperatures dip into moderate cold levels for brief periods. We never compromise our team’s safety in extreme weather.
What Windows Provide Protection Against Bad Weather Conditions?
When you decide to get a window replacement, you’re likely thinking of how to protect your home from the weather better. All of our windows can protect against bad weather due to their durability and high quality. We partner with Andersen Windows & Doors, so you can be confident that your windows can stand up to the tough weather conditions of Illinois.
Even though all of our windows are high-quality and can withstand harsh weather conditions, we also offer impact-resistant windows that can protect your home from storms. This type of window adds an extra layer of protection to your home. In addition to protecting your home from severe weather, such as storms and tornadoes, it can also protect your home from intruders.
Impact-resistant windows still provide energy savings like all of our other windows, so you don’t have to worry about compromising. You’ll still be able to keep the heat in your home during the winter and the AC in your home during the summer.
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Learn More About Installing Windows in Bad Weather Today
At Opal Enterprises, our team cares about you and installing the windows you need, even if it’s in bad weather. We’ll assess the situation and make a decision using our best judgment.
To find out if we can perform your window replacement in Naperville, contact us today.