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 make sure you’re ready for the installation.

If this is your first time replacing your windows, it’s natural to be a bit worried about what exactly you need to do to aid the installers' work. 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

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 located 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 the upstairs of your home without being interrupted. 

You'll set up the window installation process by providing plenty of space for your contractors. What's more, don't forget to remove lawn furniture, patio items, and anything else that might obstruct the work.

2. Remove Window Treatments and Wall Decorations

After clearing the floor area inside, you will need to remove window treatments, including curtains, blinds, and blinds. 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 secured 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. 

4. Make Your Home Accessible

Most importantly, arrange with the contractors so they won't be locked out of the house if you are not present. In addition, remember to turn off any security and alarm systems, especially the ones with window sensors.

Final Thoughts

Windows replacement can be pretty easy and fast if you have prepared for the arrival of the installation company. It will save everyone time and facilitate the whole installation process. Clearing the work area in advance will allow the contractors to work more quickly and help prevent anything from getting damaged while work is going on.

Do You Need to Replace Your Windows? Call 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!

We are ready to discuss your window installation needs as soon as you reach out to us using our online contact form or 651-770-5570.

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