Deciding to get replacement windows in Redmond, WA is a big undertaking. Once you have waded through all the options and ordered your new windows the hardest part is over. You can leave the rest of the heavy lifting up to the installation crew. To keep things running smoothly there are a few things you can do to prepare your home for window installation. These small efforts will help save time and stress on the day of installation:
1. Take Down Window Coverings
This may seem obvious, but you might be surprised how many people forget to remove blinds, drapes, curtain rods, and shades. Work will go much faster if these are already out of the way. You might also want to remove any pictures, mirrors, and wall hangings around installation sites. Installers try to be careful, but you don’t want these getting accidentally knocked off the walls.
2. Make Some Room
Another thing to do is move furniture out of the way. By moving things like sofas, side tables, beds and shelves you give the installation crew the room they need to maneuver windows in and out of the home. You might also think about clearing away any obstructions that might be outside your home like patio furniture or window boxes. Making room will make their job easier and they won’t have to waste any time getting started.
3. Clear a Path
Because installers will be working both inside and outside the home, it would be helpful to clear a walkway. Make sure you pick up small things like toys and cords. You might also consider rolling any rugs out of the way so there isn’t anything to trip over. You should also make sure your pets are put away so they are not underfoot.
4. Cover Your Furnishings
Installation crews will come prepared to cover the area immediately surrounding the windows. But old window removal requires some level of demolition. Construction dust is a common byproduct. So it wouldn’t hurt to cover some of your other furnishings with sheets or drop cloths.
5. Give Crews Access
The last thing you want is for workers to show up and not have access to the home. That is why, on the day of installation, it is important for you to be onsite to let the workers into your home. If you are unable to onsite you will need to make other arrangements so workers can get started. And if you have a security system it is important to deactivate your alarms during installation and have it reactivated when the job is complete.
Getting replacement windows in Redmond, WA is exciting. And if you take these simple steps you will be enjoying your new windows in no time. Have questions about the installation process? Contact Signature Window & Door Replacement. One of our experts can walk you through the process so you can take the necessary steps to prepare your home. Call us at (253) 887-7792 or stop by 22613 68th Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032.
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