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Preparing Your Home for Window Replacement: What To Do

Preparing Your Home for Window Replacement: What To Do

Tackling window replacement is an exciting endeavor. As with most home improvement projects, preparation is key to ensure everything goes smoothly. In this post, Window World of Boston highlights the vital steps to take to ready your homes for this important home upgrade.

Preparing Your Home for Window Replacement: What To Do

Create a Clear Workspace

Your windows installers will require easy access to the windows from both inside and outside. Begin by moving furniture, home decor, and any other obstructions away from the window areas. Around two feet of clearance is ideal, but larger windows, like bay or bow styles, may need more room so make sure to verify with your installer ahead of time. If your installation is during cooler months, plan to move sensitive items to areas of your home that can be temporarily closed off to minimize heat loss.

Exterior Preparation

In addition to interior space, ensure the windows installers have unobstructed access to your home’s exterior. This could involve relocating outdoor furniture, trimming bushes or branches, and removing any physical barriers that could impede the path of work crews or their equipment.

Remove Window Treatments and Wall Hangings

Before the arrival of your window replacement team, remove curtains, blinds, and any other window treatments. It’s also wise to take down wall hangings and pictures near the windows to protect them from possible vibrations during the installation process.

Protect Your Floors and Belongings

Installers will likely take precautions to keep your home clean, including laying down drop cloths. However, you may wish to throw down additional dust sheets or protective coverings over your furniture, floors, or any special items close to the work area. This is particularly relevant if your installation occurs during wet or snowy seasons when installers might bring moisture indoors.

Address HVAC Considerations

To prevent energy waste, turn off your heating or cooling system during the installation, especially since windows will be removed and your home will be temporarily exposed to the outdoors. Once the installers have completed their work for the day, you can turn your system back on.

Plan for Window and Material Delivery

If your new windows and materials are set to arrive before the installation date, agree on a secure, convenient space for their storage. A garage or covered area is preferred to protect them from the unpredictable Massachusetts weather.

Look After Children and Pets

Window replacement can present safety hazards for curious children and pets. Plan to have them in a secure and comfortable part of your home away from the work zone, or arrange for a caregiver to take care of them off-site during the replacement.

When it comes to high-quality window installations, you can always count on Window World of Boston. Call us today at (781) 262-3925 (Woburn, MA), (781) 343-7129 (Pembroke, MA) and (508) 845-6676 (Shrewsbury, MA). You can also fill out this contact form to get an estimate.

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