Are you ready to get rid of leaky, old windows for something newer and more energy-efficient? If so, that’s a smart decision. However, the installation of new windows is something that is both intimidating and time-consuming. You may have researched the types of windows you want, the framing material and glazing options, but do you know what to expect when it comes to new window installation? If not, use the tips and information found here. This will help ensure you can best prepare for the window installation process.
Choose the Right Time
You may believe that your window replacement job will cause inconvenience and chaos regardless of when it is scheduled – and this is likely true. If you want to reduce the impact on your day to day routine, it is good to take time off work or make arrangements for your pets or kids to spend time away from your house while the contractors are there.
This is also true if you want to install the new windows on your own. By making sure no one is at the house, you can avoid distractions and keep everyone safe.
Create a Path
Now is the time to clear a path around the windows being installed – both inside and outside the home. Remove any area rugs, furniture, plants, and anything else found in the way or around the windows.
Make sure to walk outside your home and make room for necessary equipment such as lifts, scaffolding, ladders, and more to access the second story’s windows. Remove any landscape features, sculptures, trash cans, patio furniture, decorations, and more near the window area. Take down any holiday décor, too that may be in the way.
Remove Any Accessories
Once you have created a path inside and outside your home, you should remove the curtains or other window treatments present. If you are planning a retrofit installation for the replacement windows, you can likely leave the hardware for the window covering in place. Be sure to ask your contractor if needed.
It is also smart to remove any photos, wall decorations, and art that could be damaged during the installation process.
Remember, the vibrations caused by the tools used may shake them off the wall or get dirty from the airborne particles created during the process.
Be Prepared for Clean-Up
If you have hired the professionals to install your new windows, they will likely have a clean-up plan to remove your old windows and any debris created during the work. While this is true, just make sure to ask about clean-up before the work begins.
When it comes to new window installation, there is an array of factors to consider and to prepare for. Be sure to keep the information here in mind to know what to expect and how to plan for the process. Being informed is the best way to ensure you get the high-quality results desired.
If you are ready for new windows, contact Energy Pro today for a free quote!