Having contractors around your home isn’t always the easiest thing. There are ways, however, to make the process easier for both you and your contractor. Here are some tips for window replacement preparation!
Communication between yourself and your contractor is key to maintaining expectations. If you have any specific requests or questions, be sure to make those known before starting work.
Remove Window Accessories
Any curtains, shades, or other accessories that are within or around your window should be removed. Removing these accessories before your window installer shows up will allow them to get to work immediately. It also reduces the risk of your possessions being damaged or lost.
Move Surrounding Furniture
The furniture around your windows may pose an issue for your installers. This furniture will block access to your windows, causing a delay in the window replacement process. If your contractors are forced to move this furniture themselves, it could result in a scratched floor or dirty furniture.
replacing windows is a messy process. Protecting your furniture and floors can prevent dirt, dust, debris, and more from staining, scratching, or otherwise damaging your possessions. Plastic sheets or large, heavy-duty blankets can often be the best solution to this problem.
Sometimes, windows are installed from the interior. But when they’re not, they’re installed from the exterior. Knowing which can help you plan accordingly. If your windows will be installed from the exterior, make sure any objects are moved clear and any bushes are trimmed to make access easy.
Create Family Plan
Lastly, you should have a plan in place for your family during this time. It will be loud, busy, and you won’t want to get in the way. Creating a plan for you and your family to either be out of the house or away from work being done.