Getting replacement windows in Seattle, WA is an expensive and time-intensive project. It is also something homeowners will only undertake once or twice in a lifetime. As such, most homeowners are curious about window installation and want to know more about what they can expect from the installation crews. Here is a generalized outline of what would likely happen on installation day:
Step 1. Site Check
When the crew arrives, the job foreman will confirm the details of the project and walk around the home to make sure the site is ready for installation and that the crew has access where they need it. Homeowners should have already removed all window treatments, decorations, and furniture that might get in the way. And once everything is confirmed, the crew will get to work.
Step 2. Preparation
Next, the crew will unload their tools and supplies. Because window removal can get messy, they will put down drop cloths and sheeting to help mitigate some of the mess. And depending on the weather, they might also put up some barriers to prevent rain or snow from getting inside.
Step 3. Window Removal
Once the site is prepped, the installation team will start on window removal. They will score around the drywall where it meets the window. They will carefully remove the siding and pry out the nails holding the window in place.
Step 4. Checking the Opening
Before placing a new window, the installation crew will check the rough opening to make sure it is level, plumb, and square. They also want to make sure there are no signs of rot or water damage. They will make any necessary repairs and start placing the new window.
Step 5. Installing Replacement Windows
Before fixing the window in place, the installation crew will loosely attach the new window to the opening to make sure it functions properly. Issues could develop down the road if the window does not sit plumb and square. Once they verify the proper fit and operation they will permanently secure the window, insulate, reinstall the stops, caulk the gaps, and reinstall the exterior cladding. This will help ensure the window is energy efficient and has a tight seal.
Step 6. Clean Up and Inspection
When the project is finished the crew will start cleaning up while the foreman performs a final inspection. They will test the windows and answer any final questions about operation, maintenance, and warranty. As soon as the crew is finished cleaning up homeowners will be able to enjoy their new windows. And that is it!
Installers often work one window at a time, pulling out the old one and immediately replacing it with a new one. That way, if they reach the end of the workday and are not quite done with the project, the home will still be protected. A team of seasoned professionals should be able to install up to ten windows in a single day. Larger projects typically take two or three days to complete. For more information about replacement windows in Seattle, WA contact Signature Window & Door Replacement.
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