Making the decision to replace your windows is an important step in making your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Next, you’ll have to prepare your home for the window installation process. This will help our installation technicians gain access to each window to be replaced, and help you reduce the chance for dust and damage. Let’s go over some helpful tips on how you can prepare your home for replacement window installation.
Provide Access for the Delivery Truck
The delivery truck carrying your new windows needs space to gain access to your home. The driveway is the best spot for the truck, so that the driver can back it in, open the door and easily unload all the products. You’ll need to ensure plenty of room at the back and side for any ramps and equipment that may be utilized, especially if your installation includes picture windows, bay or bow windows, or sliding patio doors.
Clear a Path to Windows
You’ll need to ensure a clear path to the site of the windows, both inside and out. This means you should move everything that is around your windows, such as tables, chairs and desks. This way, our installers can gain full access to each and every window. Don’t forget the outside as well, such as window decorations like holiday wreaths. If you have a two-story home, the contractors will probably be using scaffolding or ladders to access your upstairs windows. That’s why it’s a good idea to clear those areas on the ground from lawn furniture, yard toys or decorations.
Remove Furniture or Cover It
If you can, move furniture that may be against the walls toward the center of the room. If you can’t, cover the furniture with blankets, sheets or tarps to avoid the chance of it accumulating dust. Some dust and debris are generated when replacement windows are installed, and you don’t want that dust to collect on your couches and chairs. You should also remove curtains, interior shutters, blinds and sheers. Hardware can remain.
Remove Items From Walls
Some banging can be expected when contractors are installing your windows. This banging may be enough to knock photos and artwork from your walls, so be sure to take those down before work begins. It’s also a good idea to remove collectibles or anything valuable that may be perched on shelving around your walls.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
Our contractors find it very helpful when homeowners take these steps beforehand to minimize damage and make our jobs easier. To learn more about the window installation prep process, contact us at 774-321-6750.