If you're installing replacement windows in your home, there are many steps you can take to make the job easier on your window contractors as well as on yourself. The window replacement process can take several hours, depending on the number and type of windows. To make replacements proceed as smoothly as possible, make the following arrangements ahead of time.
Simplifying Replacement Window Installation
1. Coordinate with Your Contractor
Specifying the date and time your contractor will arrive will help you prepare your home and ensure that any potential problems are taken care of. For example, if you're going to be out of the house when the contractor arrives, you can arrange to give them a key to get in. Meeting with your contractor in advance will allow you to go over the paperwork and make sure they have the right products.
2. Make Arrangements for Kids & Pets
Children and animals can get in the way of construction, putting your children, your pets, and your contractor at risk. At the very least, move your kids to a back room during the installation. Ideally, plan to get them out of the house with a friend or relative.
3. Cover Furniture
Installing windows is a dusty process, and since exterior walls are open, it’ll also be draftier than usual. This is a recipe for a mess, so cover your furniture (and your floors, if necessary) to keep your furnishings dust-free.
4. Take Down Curtains
You’ll need to make sure any window treatments are out of the way before your contractor can get to work. Take them down and store them safely ahead of time to ensure they'll be in good condition when it's time to put them back.
5. Plan a Path
Your contractor will need to carry each replacement window will through your home or yard to get it in place for installation. Clean up the relevant areas to provide a clear path from your door to each window.
If you’re thinking of getting replacement windows, contact NuVue Products in Cincinnati, OH. With over 60 years of experience in Hamilton County, they offer attractive, energy-efficient windows. They offer competitive pricing, senior discounts, and financing programs. Call (513) 631-1801 to schedule or learn more about their window replacement services online.