How to Prepare for Window Replacement

When it comes to window replacement, experienced installation crews handle the work. Other than confirming the project details and answering any last-minute questions from the installers, you shouldn’t need to get involved at all.

That said, taking certain steps ahead of time helps ensure that you and your home are ready for window replacement. Here’s what you can do to prepare for window installation day.

How to prepare for window replacement

Talk to Your Window Installer

If this is your first time embarking on a window replacement project, you may not know how the installation happens. You don’t need a play-by-play of how everything will go, but ask your installer for a general walkthrough of the process so that you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.

Clear the Way to the Windows

To safeguard your belongings and ensure that the installation crew has enough room to work, clear at least a few feet of space around each window. Move the furniture out of the way, and don’t forget to check the floor for errant items.

Protect the Nearby Furniture

Window replacement can be a little messy. Professional installers take great care to keep the debris at a minimum, but any furniture that’s close to the work area might get a bit dusty. For protection, cover these items with plastic sheets or drop cloths.

Remove Your Window Coverings

It should go without saying, but installers can’t replace windows when the blinds, curtains or drapes are still in place. Take them down before the installation crew arrives, removing any hardware that may interfere with the project.

Allow for Easy Outside Access

To complete some window replacement projects, installers need to work outside. Ladders and scaffolding may also be necessary. To prepare for this, move any outdoor lawn furniture, grilling equipment and decorations away from the house.

Make Plans for Your Kids and Pets

If you have young children or pets, you may want to make arrangements for them to be out of the house on installation day. Curious kids could get in the way of the work, and they might even end up getting hurt. Pets may dart out of an open door or window or disturb the crew. If you don’t want to spend your time keeping a very close watch on your kids and pets, find another place for them to be during the window replacement project.

Disable Your Security Sensors

Your installers will be working inside and outside your home, and you don’t want their activities to set off any alarms. When the installation crew arrives, make sure your security sensors are disabled to avoid this headache.

If the experts at Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors handle your window replacement, you’ll know exactly what to expect on installation day. We’ll talk about everything during your consultation, and we’ll take the time to answer all of your questions.

Homeowners in the greater Salt Lake City area and the surrounding northern Utah communities trust Rocky Mountain Windows & Doors for high-quality products, exceptional workmanship, stellar customer service and fair, affordable pricing. To schedule a free, no-pressure consultation to discuss window replacement, contact our Orem office today.