Planning a window replacement? Doing a bit of clean-up before your window contractor arrives can help the window installation go a lot smoother.
You can prepare your home for a window replacement job by:
Cleaning Your Windows
Why clean your old windows when they’re going to be replaced? This is to prevent dust and pollen from being mixed into the new window caulking.
Removing Window Treatments and Picture Frames on the Walls
Expect some shaking in your walls during the window installation process. Remove blinds, window treatments and picture frames from the walls to prevent them from getting damaged.
Trimming Bushes and Removing Furniture Near the Window
Clear the area near your windows to free up space for window contractors. Trim overgrown bushes and move indoor furniture away from the windows to prevent them from interfering with the window installation process.
Storing Valuables in a Safe Space
Window replacement projects generate a lot of construction debris, so it’d be a good idea to store your valuables inside a safe space.
What about the furniture? Won’t they end up getting covered in dust and construction debris? No need to worry; your contractor will cover them with plastic sheets to protect them from dust and debris while your window replacement is being installed.
Leave Your Pets at a Friend’s Place For a While
Window replacement projects also generate a lot of construction noises, which can be stressful for pets. That’s why it’s best to have a friend look after them while your new windows are being installed.
One more thing: To make sure your windows are installed properly, it’s important that you vet a contractor before hiring them. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Looking for experienced window contractors near you?
VillWell Builders, LLC, a contractor with over 15 years of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including window replacement and building renovation services. To schedule an appointment, call us at (203) 879-2118 or fill out this form.