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How Do I Prepare My House For Replacement Windows?

How Do I Prepare My House For Replacement Windows?

Any home renovation takes preparation, it doesn’t matter if you are completing the job yourself or if you have a professional crew coming to finish a project, someone will need to prepare the area. We always suggest completing the prep work yourself, especially if it involves moving furniture or personal items. When completing a window

Any home renovation takes preparation, it doesn’t matter if you are completing the job yourself or if you have a professional crew coming to finish a project, someone will need to prepare the area. We always suggest completing the prep work yourself, especially if it involves moving furniture or personal items. When completing a window replacement agreement, the sales representative will normally tell you or provide you with a pamphlet outlining how to prepare for window replacement and what they expect from you as the home owner on the day of.

In case they didn’t tell you how you can assist, or if you were looking to see if you missed anything. I put together this short list on how to prepare for window replacements.

1. Access to You Home

The crew will normally arrive with at least a truck or two, leaving your driveway open and the spaces in front of your home clear allows for the theme park as close to your home as possible. This will save valuable time throughout the day as they head back and forth to their vehicles to get tools and materials.

2. Remove all Window Coverings

The window installers will remove your curtains or blinds if you don’t have the chance to get to them yourself. But you can help save time and avoid possible damage by having them off the wall when they arrive.

3. Clear The Area Inside Your Home

If you have a couch or bed in front of one of the windows that is being replaced, we suggest moving the furniture to an area that is out of the way. If you have any picture frames or decorations around the window, either on the frame or on a shelf nearby we suggest moving those items, especially if they are fragile. Again, by completing this ahead of time you are able to speed up the project and avoid any possible damage.

4. Clear The Area Outside Your Home

Relocate any outdoor furniture, lawn ornaments, or pots underneath or around your windows outside of your home, these items can get in the way and may be damaged during the install. If you have any larger trees or shrubs that may be blocking the windows, try to trim them or tie them back to provide greater access to the installation team.

5. Guard Your Floors

By laying down a tarp or even cardboard underneath the areas the crew will be working will help protect your floors from accidental scratches and scuffs as well as help keep them clean from dust and debris. If you have an area rug in the room, role it up and put it away to avoid dirt from accumulating.

6. Protect Your Personal Items

Any renovation project will create dust and at least a bit of a mess. Covering your larger furniture pieces with a tarp or plastic and putting away and other belongings will help protect your belongings from getting dirty or potentially damaged.

Preparing your home for the window replacement crew will ensure they can get started as soon as they arrive and help speed up the project. By clearing the space around the windows, you can also help prevent any unexpected damage from occurring to your belongings. The installation team will appreciate the effort you put in to ensure the project was able to be completed smoothly.

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