It’s probably not a good idea to take the DIY route with your windows replacement. Without the proper skills, training and equipment, there are many things that can go wrong. You might end up wasting your time, effort and money on cheap, off-the-shelf windows that don’t perform as expected.
That being said, you do have a role to play in this. Good window installation begins even before the contractor arrives at your place to install the windows. To prepare your household and your home for the windows replacement, here are some reminders.
Be Ready for the Visit
Your contractor’s first visit won’t be for the installation. They will visit your home ahead of time with a design consultant to help you understand the process. Technicians will then measure your window openings to make sure your windows are manufactured with the exact dimensions needed to fit in your existing window openings.
Remove Anything in the Way
To save time and to prevent damage to your belongings, it’s a good idea to remove anything that might be in the way of the window installation. Your technicians will lay down some protective covers over the floor and items that cannot be moved. You might also want to put away frames and other items decorating your walls, especially if they are close to the windows.
Make Some Arrangements
This involves some small alterations to your lifestyle. For example, if you work at home, find a different area around your home where you can work in peace while the installers are doing their job. This may mean moving to a different room where the windows aren’t being replaced or making arrangements to work away from your home in the meantime.
Prepare Your Household
Talk to your family about the project so they know what to expect. If you have young children, it may be worth seeing if they can stay elsewhere while the installation is underway. If you have pets, make arrangements for them, as well, so they won’t be spooked or get in the way of the installation.
To find out more about how you can prepare for the installation of your new picture windows or any other window type, get in touch with Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma. We install some of the best windows in the U.S. Call us today in Oklahoma (405) 652-1300 or in Tulsa (918) 921-9211. We work with homeowners in Oklahoma City, OK, and nearby areas.