3 Ways to Prepare for a Window Replacement

Have you decided on replacing your windows? If so, there are many great benefits to getting new windows, such as, reducing your energy bills, increasing your security, or updating the look of your home.  Before a one of our window professionals come to your home, you may want to prepare for their arrival by using some of these tips to make the process as smooth as possible.

Surrounding the Window

Window replacements involve a great deal of movement, so the professionals will need the furniture and any decorations surrounding the windows to be taken down.  They will need to have a clear pathway to get to each window, and you will want to be cautious about any items that can be easily damaged.  Not only should you move indoor furniture and decorations, but you should also remove any outdoor decorations as well as lawn furniture near the windows. 

The Window Itself

In order to make the window replacement easier and smoother, you will also need to remove any blinds or curtains that covers the window.  Unless our contractor says otherwise, you will only need to remove the treatments as well as interior shutters, but the hardware on the windows may stay on.  Additionally, if there are any decorations that are on the wall, you may want to store them away just in case the contractor accidentally knocks anything down.  When the contractor is doing the window replacement, they may shake the wall, so it is better to be safe than sorry and remove the decorations before the contractors start the job. 

Keep it Clean

When you get your windows replaced, there will be some sort of mess around the area.  To keep your house clean, you can put drop cloths down on the floor.  Of course, your contractors are going to try their best to keep the mess to a minimum, but it doesn’t hurt to take extra precaution and cover your furniture as well.  If you are worried or have any more concerns before your window replacement, you are always welcome to give us a call and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you have for us.