When taking on any home improvement project, preparation is key—especially when it involves something as critical as window replacement. Whether you’re looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home, enhance its aesthetic appeal with replacement windows, or install new sliding patio doors, getting ready for the arrival of your installation team can ensure a smoother and more efficient process. Here are some essential steps to prepare your home for window replacement.
Clear the Space Around Your Windows and Doors
The installation team will require clear access to the windows or patio doors that are being replaced. Take the time to move any furniture, décor or obstacles that might restrict the installers both inside and outside your home. This simple step not only aids the installers but also protects your belongings from accidental damage.
Tend to Your Outdoor Areas
Landscaping can often present unexpected hindrances to a window replacement team. Ensure that you trim any shrubbery or branches that obscure access to windows. Also, make a clear pathway around your home to facilitate easy movement of tools and the new windows or sliding patio doors to be installed.
Safeguard Your Belongings
Window replacement can generate a lot of dust and debris. To protect your property, remove valuable items from the work area and cover furniture with dust sheets. It might also be a good idea to store away wall hangings and paintings, especially those near the work areas, to prevent any incidental damage from the vibration that might occur during replacement.
Disable Security Sensors
If any of your windows are connected to a home security system, remember to disable these before the old windows are removed. Contacting your security provider ahead of time for assistance could prevent unnecessary alarms and ensure that your security system is reconnected once the replacement is complete.
Make Plans for Pets and Children
To keep kids and pets safe and to allow the installation team to work without disruptions, it’s important to keep pets and children away from the areas where work is being done. If necessary, arrange for them to stay elsewhere during key stages of the installation.
Be Mindful of Weather Considerations
Window replacement can temporarily expose your home to the elements. Be sure to check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. It might also be prudent to turn off your HVAC system during the installation to avoid energy loss and ensure the efficient use of your system.
As you approach your window replacement project, it’s important to choose a trusted and experienced team. Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming offers a range of services and products, including stylish and durable replacement windows that are designed to suit your specific needs. Our expert team is ready to guide you through each step, from the initial in-home consultation to the final installation, ensuring a seamless experience that leads to a beautiful and energy-efficient home. Call us today at (307) 472-2199 or visit our contact page to schedule an appointment.