The Best Time of Year to Install Impact Windows in Florida
There are many reasons why you might be considering to install impact windows in your home. Maybe after all the wild stories of hurricanes flinging trees, cars, and boats through windows you’ve decided. It’s time to make the switch to windows that are impervious to shattering. It’s possible that you’re tired of the expensive electricity bills that come with running the A/C all year round because of Miami’s tropical climate. Or perhaps you simply want to sleep more soundly by taking advantage of the noise-reducing capabilities of impact glass.
Regardless of why you want to make the switch to install impact windows, it’s always a good idea. The only question then is “when should you get it done?”. The best time of year to install impact windows in Florida will differ from other states. It depends which have more variation in temperature and seasonal weather conditions.
Prime Time: Florida’s Dry Season
Whereas most other states will opt window for installation in the spring to avoid drafty winter breezes or summer’s stifling dry heat, South Floridians don’t have the traditional four seasons to worry about. Instead, we experience a seasonal shift of wet season and dry season, similar to other countries such as the Philippines that experience monsoon season.
As such, South Florida homeowners should avoid installing during the rainy season. According to the National Weather Service, begins May and ends on October. During these few months, Florida gets nearly 60-70% of its annual rainfall during this time. Additionally, these dates correlate with hurricane season. That causes the rainy season to play host some of the most dangerous weather Floridians will experience all year.
Floridians instead should install impact windows during our dry season which runs from December to mid-May. Temperatures are moderate (daily averages in the 70s and that can dip down to the lower 50s) with lower humidity levels, providing the best conditions for any home renovation project.
How does Rain Affect Window Installation?
Rain affects window installation by filling our already humid climate with more moisture. And that increases the likelihood that wooden frames will swell and warp – which would mean a very crooked window placement. Fillers, caulking, or silicone adhesives may not harden properly if the surface is wet. That leaves for an imperfect sealing of your windows. Last but not least, gaping holes in your home by open window spaces could result in the interior of your home being soaking wet before the installation is complete. Although professional installers like ours can complete an installation in any type of weather, rain dramatically slows the installation progress and is not recommended.
Schedule An Appointment to Install Impact Windows Today!
The dry season is just around the corner, which means the best time of year to install impact windows is almost here. The technicians at ASP Windows & Doors are ready to bring you the safe and energy-efficient home of your dreams. We offer complimentary consultations for impact window installations to provide you with the most accurate information for your South Florida home renovation project. Visit our site or give us a call at 1-888-782-8342.