Window replacement is one of the major home improvements. If you have installed new windows recently, you’ll agree with me that this can get hectic. First of all, you need quality windows and a skilled installer or contractor. You also need to prepare your home for the upgrades before the installers arrive. No matter your chosen window designs, make the necessary preparations for successful installation.
How can I best prepare my home for new window installation?
1. Organize your space
The first step would be to remove things around the windows. This allows space for the installers to access the windows with ease. If installing new windows in your home, remove furniture, plants, and rugs before the window contractor arrives.
Also, clear the path near the windows and on the exteriors. If you have hung plants on the exterior walls, put them away. The contractor may need to use ladders and other equipment to access high points, and there should be ample space for this.
2. Remove window treatments
Once you have cleared the way and the path is clean, do away with window treatments. These include curtains, sheers, blinds, and decoration pieces. Doing this will minimize the risk of breakage and damage. It’s advisable to remove all the decor pieces on the entire wall since some may get damaged due to the wall vibrations. Discuss this with the installer and the best way to do it.
3. Know what to cover
The installation contractor may put some pieces of cloth to avoid a lot of mess. Discuss this with the team to know what will be covered. Besides, the window installation process can be messy and dusty, and you may have to do a lot of cleaning afterward. It’s then best to take the necessary precautions to prevent dust and damage during post-installation cleanup. Again, consider laying a drop cloth to cover and protect floors and furniture.
4. Set a storage space
As mentioned earlier, you’ll need to clear the path and put away the items near the windows. You then need ample space to store your valuables. Set a room in your home for the task, or consider hiring a temporary storage bin. This will help put your things in one place, free from dust and damage. It also helps avoid misplacing them during the installation process. Discuss this with the contractor to ensure a stress-free window installation project.
5. Ask questions
You may have many questions and don’t have to wait for the installers to arrive. Inquire whether the team has your choice of window designs ready and all the necessary installation equipment. Also, ask how long the process will take and what to expect. Ask all you want to know and prepare as required.
Proper window installation is vital in any home. It helps prevent drafts and potential water damage in the home. These windows will enhance the look of your home but can cause minor inconveniences to you and your loved ones. Therefore, prepare adequately, and engage professionals who will take minimal time undertaking the project.