First of all you need to decide whether it’s the right time to replace your windows or not. Once you have decided to replace old windows, you need to select the right type of windows from a reliable replacement window contractor like Canadian Choice Windows and Doors. Now, the next step is to get ready for installing replacement windows. You will be glad to know that it’s an easy task and won’t take much of your time and energy. However, it’s a crucial step that you can’t skip, otherwise the windows installation process wouldn’t be smoother and is likely to cause delays.
Here in this blog post, we are sharing a few tips to help you get ready for your new replacement windows. These tips will make the installation process stress-free and efficient. Let’s have a look.
- Move everything that surrounds existing windows
The old windows need to be removed when installing new windows. Of course, removing existing windows is the job of your replacement window contractor, but you can make their work easy by ensuring that everything that surrounds your windows is already moved apart. For instance, if there are some chairs or table nearby the window, its good to move them away so that your window contractor can easily access the window. Also, you should keep the path clear from your windows towards the front door to allow your contractor to easily move in new windows and move out old windows.
- Cover your furniture and floors
Replacing old windows involves a bit of dust, so you need to be ready for some mess. Your window contractor may try their best to avoid mess, but its inevitably when replacing windows. That’s why we suggest you to cover your furniture and floors with a cloth to protect them from dust during windows installation.
- Remove window treatments, if any
Apart from moving everything that surrounds your windows, you also need to take off any window treatments like blinds, curtains, or sheers. It’s also suggested to remove any decorations or paintings hanging nearby the window as you don’t want them to get damaged by your contractor during their work. Of course, your contractor will be careful while installing new windows but accidents can happen in such a messy job. So, it’s better to be cautious than sorry.
- Permit access to your house
You won’t be present at home during the installation of new windows. So, it’s important for you to ensure your contractor has access to your house to avoid any delays. Tell them which gates and doors to use. Also, don’t forget to turn off the security alarm system in your home. Do keep your pets with you when leaving your house so that they may not get afraid from the drilling noise. Also, your pets may accidentally get hurt by any construction material pieces, so better keep them away.
Planning beforehand for replacement windows installation doesn’t need much effort, but it can ensure smooth working with least damage to your home interior. Want replacement windows? Get quality windows by Canadian Choice Windows and Doors.