How To Prepare For Your Upcoming Window Replacement

Posted on: 19 September 2022

If your house's windows are having issues with drafts or are otherwise harming your home's energy efficiency, you might be looking into getting help with window replacement from a local contractor. If you've never gone this route before, there are some things to keep in mind if you want the window replacement process to go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips for how to prepare for your upcoming window replacement

Remove All Drapes, Curtains, Blinds, and Anything Else That Might Get in the Way 

You need to clear the area around any windows that are about to be replaced. That means taking down any decor in the area or curtains or blinds that are directly covering the window. Your installer might be charging by the hour and if they have to stand around waiting for you to clear these things or clear them on their own, it's just going to cost you more money for something you could have done yourself before they arrived.

Understand That a Whole House Replacement Might Take More Than One Appointment

If you want all of your windows replaced throughout the house, be mindful of the time of year and have a plan for doing a few windows at a time across multiple appointments if that makes sense. In other words, you might not want every window on your house removed and letting in freezing air in the middle of winter all on the same day. Have the installer focus on one area or floor of the house at a time and you and your family can remain comfortable while sitting in another area of the house.

Put Your Pets Inside a Closed Room and Keep Your Kids Occupied As Well

If you have dogs or cats in the home, make sure they are secured and will not get in the way of your installer. Keep them in a closed room away from the installation area. If you have young children at home, make sure they are occupied as well. 

Make Sure You Get What You Ordered When the New Windows Arrive

When your installer arrives with the windows, inspect the windows quickly and make sure they are what you ordered. Look for an Energystar label, for example, if you are going with more energy-efficient windows this time. Point out any issues before installation begins to avoid a bigger problem after the work has started.

Check the Weather Report and Have Alternative Dates Ready If Necessary

Window installers will typically have a policy for what to do when it starts raining. Have alternate dates in mind if you need to reschedule at the last minute.


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