Guide to Prep your home for your new windows
If you’ve ever had any construction done in your home you know that it can be messy and disruptive to your daily life. This includes window replacement. In order to properly prepare your home for your new replacement windows here are some tips to help the job be done efficiently.
Move items out of the way
The process of replacing windows has several steps including first removing the old windows and then installing new ones. In order for this to be done everything needs to be moved out of the way inside and outside. If you have furniture or tables in front of your windows you will need to have them moved out of the way so that the windows are accessible.
As far as the outside goes, you will need to move anything and everything that is in front of or on your first floor windows. They will need to be easily reached inside and out in order for proper installation.
You also need to keep in mind that your contractor will need an area to set up their items such as ladders, tools, tables and possibly scaffolding for higher floor windows.
Window replacement can create a lot of dust and dirt but not to worry the contarctor should have drop cloths. However you may want to cover up any large pieces of furniture or flooring in the area to prevent them from getting dusty. Also keep doors closed to minimize the spread of dust.
Remove window treatments
If you have window treatments such as draperies, shades or curtains you will need to remove them prior to installation. Make sure you ask your contractor because you may only have to remove the draperies and not the hardware. This will help you when you put your window treatments back.
If you have pictures your wall decorations near your windows you should remove them as well. Even though the contractors are not working in that area they will be working near it.
You may have to do a little bit of work prior to window replacement however it will make the process run more efficiently. In the end you will have brand-new, energy-efficient windows and your home will look great.
For more information about replacing your windows contact Gulfside Windows and Doors today. We are here to answer all your questions and offer a free in-home consultation.