You’ve decided to install new windows in your home. Congrats! Now that you’ve chosen the style you love and a window company is coming soon, let’s ensure you’re ready for the installation.

If this is your first time replacing your windows, worrying about what you must do to aid the installers' work is natural. That’s why our window replacement pros at Window World Twin Cities are here with some easy tips to make window installation efficient and painless!

The next thing you want to do is to prepare your home so the installation process will be smooth as peanut butter. Let’s do this!

1. Clear the Way for the Window Installers – Inside & Out

First and foremost, you need to remove everything around the windows for the installers to do their work without obstructions. In other words, your furniture, plants, area rugs, and other items near the windows and along the paths leading to the windows should be relocated. 

You should also consider removing things on the exterior of your home that might get in the way. For example, you should take down your sculptures, wreaths, canvas art, or other decorations hanging on the exterior walls. 

Doing this will allow your windows contractor to use equipment, such as ladders, scaffolding, or lift mechanisms, to access your home's upstairs without interruption. You'll set up the window installation process by providing plenty of space for your contractors. 

Finally, don't forget to remove lawn furniture, patio items, and anything else outside your home that might obstruct the work.

2. Remove Window Treatments & Wall Decorations

After clearing the floor area inside, you will need to remove window treatments, including curtains, blinds, and curtain rods. However, before unfastening any hardware from the treatments, you may want to ask your contractor whether this is necessary.  

Moreso, remove all decorations that are near the windows. In fact, removing all the wall decorations is advisable to minimize the damage from wall vibration. Ensure to keep these items in a safe and secure place.

3. Protect Your Floors

Use plastic sheeting, a tarp, or a canvas drop cloth to protect your floor near the windows you are replacing. Covering your floors helps keep dust out of the carpets and prevents hardwood from getting scuffed or scratched.  

All reputable window contractors will do their best to protect your home during the process. Most will bring plastic sheeting or tarps to lay down, but you can assist them by already setting up some of these elements.

Also, if you are worried about your flooring, you can get plastic sheeting or canvas from a hardware store to make a walkway from the exterior door to the windows. 

4. Make Your Home Accessible

When window contractors are moving in and out of your home, you want to make it easy for them. You also want to ensure they can get through to the windows without accidentally bumping any decorations or valuables. So, before they come to replace your windows, make an accessible pathway.

Also, you should ensure that someone will be home to let them in or that other arrangements have been made and be on time to let them in. 

5. Turn Off Your Security System

To reduce stress when window professionals come to your home, it’s a good idea to turn the security system off ahead of time, especially the ones with window sensors. Even if you’re home through the entire process, you don’t want to have to keep dealing with the alarm throughout the replacement. 

Get What You Want With Custom Window Installation

Now that you know how to prepare your home for a window replacement, you may have questions about the window replacement itself. How do you choose the right windows for your home? Can you get customizable options?

Window World Twin Cities helps you get what you want with custom window installation. Your home should reflect your personal style. The big box stores should not drive your decisions on your new window installation!

With many options available, Window World Twin Cities can get you what you want with custom installation. Our experts can design the exact window of your dreams!

Our Windows Are Custom-Measured to Your Space

Our qualified and professional in-home estimators will come to you and measure for custom sizing of whatever window product you choose. With window replacement, every window we make is custom to your home. 

Our installers then deliver the windows and install them quickly. Window World Twin Cities complete most home installs in one day!

We Find Customized Solutions 

Window World Twin Cities gives you a range of upgrades for all their window lines. Whether it is for replacement, new construction, or special order, we can customize any window to get what you want from your windows. 

We have a large range of color choices for your windows, and we can even cut glass in pleasing patterns to get what you want with custom window installation!

Our Design Center Lets You Experiment 

Visualizing the finished results of your replacement windows can be challenging. So, if you want to get a better idea of what various window styles will look like, you can use our design center. With this easy-to-use software, you can see what different windows and styles will look like.

While it might not look like an exact copy of the finished product, our window design showcase makes it easier to compare options, so you can find the right windows for your house! 

Replacement Window Customization Options

Here are some window customizations to consider for your new or replacement windows.


  • On the exterior of your home, you can choose from one of our nine different color options to match or accent your home. 
  • You can choose a solid color for your interior from our two solid color choices or choose one of six prefinished interior wood grains. 
  • You can even choose unfinished pine to paint or stain the color of your choice.


  • Whether you want traditional-looking windows or windows with grids, we have many choices for you. 
  • We enclose our grids between the glass layers for low-maintenance upkeep. 
  • With over 10 different grid options, you can customize your window to your own personal style

Cut Glass

For the ultimate personal touch, Window World Twin Cities can cut a design into the glass of your window. Choose from one of our seven elegant styles to let your personal style shine!

Have more questions about buying windows? Check out this blog for a complete guide to window buying

Get What You Want With Window World Twin Cities!

Increased curb appeal, increased safety, decreased utility cost, fade protection, and more are among the reasons you want to replace your old or problematic windows. Window World Twin Cities has an expert window, siding, and door replacement team serving Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Your home is a big investment. What better way to show off your personal style than with a custom window installation? We offer a number of attractive customizations for your windows. 

Plus, our free in-home estimates and expert help can assist you in your design decisions for your custom window installation. Let our experts help you get what you want with custom window installation! 

Give us a call at 651-770-5570, or you can message us on our contact page.

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