09:14PM | 11/20/05
Member Since: 11/20/05
2 lifetime posts
Hi, we live in NY and have signed a contract to have all new Alside Excalibur windows installed. I thought the work was going to be done mid December, which isnt too cold here. But it looks like they wont be installed now until the end of Dec, early January.

Can anything go wrong from windows that are installed during very cold weather? We were wondering, with contraction from cold weather, or workers hands being cold and not working their best. I am starting to worry that maybe we should have waited, but we didnt want to go another whole winter with our existing windows. Plus, we thought this work would be done sooner. We placed the order early Nov, so we thought for sure we would be done by mid Dec.

Any thoughts? We have a labor warrantee of 5 years, so that makes me feel better. I asked the contractors and they said, of course, can be installed any season. But I do not fully trust them (they are making $$, thats why!).



06:56AM | 11/25/05
Member Since: 08/07/04
16 lifetime posts
Cold weather should not be an issue. As long as you are dealing with a company who has a good reputation you should be fine. In Chicago we do installs all winter long. Alside makes a good product and you should be happy with them.


02:26AM | 12/19/05
Member Since: 12/18/05
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I'm installing some Anderson windows as part of basement finishing project, and the directions for them (and all windows, I assume) includes calking around the window. Its cold here in the Boston area now, and the most of the caulking I've seen says it should only be used over 40 degrees. Is there some caulking I can use in the cold weather?


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