Old, outdated, and broken windows can look ugly, be a hassle to use, and cause your heating and cooling bills to skyrocket. If your family has decided to replace your home’s old windows, you can rest assured that you have made the right choice. Once you have decided on a home improvement contractor, replacement windows, and a date for installation, you may think that your work is done. This is not the case. Here are three ways to prepare your home for replacement windows to ensure that your installation professionals can do the best job possible.
Provide Timely Access to Your Home
It may seem like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised at how often window installation professionals have to put their work on hold because the homeowner forgot they were coming and is not home to let them in. Work with your window installation team to determine when they will need access to the home and for how long. If you cannot be there to let them in, enlist the help of a reliable friend or family member.
Remove Blinds and Curtains
If you have blinds, curtains, or other window treatments or decorations, remove them before your installation team arrives. Not only will removing them take precious time away from your window replacement, but your installation professionals may accidentally damage blinds or curtains while trying to remove them. Take some time before your window replacement to remove and store all blinds and curtains so that you can easily put them back up after installation or discard them.
Move or Cover Furniture
While your installation team may be able to work around some things, it is courteous and helpful to remove all furniture that might get in the way of their work. Not only will this create a safer work environment, but this will also keep your belongings from getting damaged during installation. If there is furniture or artwork nearby that you cannot move, make sure to cover it with an old sheet, tarp, or dropcloth. Paint, caulking, and other materials can easily stain furniture. Preventative measures like covering furniture will put you and your installation team at ease.
Architectural Window Supply Can Help You Find the Perfect New Windows and Doors
If you are ready for professionally installed new windows or doors at a competitive and honest rate, Architectural Window Supply is ready to help! We have been working for over 20 years at giving business owners and homeowners gorgeous windows and incomparable customer service. For more information on our services, give us a call at (410) 266-5254 or visit us online. For more tips and tricks for getting the most out of your windows, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Houzz.