Window replacement can be messy and disruptive, even with a highly skilled and experienced contractor. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to minimize the mess and make the cleanup that much easier. Read on as we share some tips.
Make Sure the Workers Use Drop Cloths
Window replacement generates a lot of dust and debris. Professional contractors should come equipped with drop cloths that they’ll use to cover your valuables, but just in case it’s a good idea to touch base with your contractor beforehand to make sure they have a plan for protecting your home.
Clear the Area Before Work Starts
Before the installation crew arrives, do your best to clear the work area so they’ll have easy access. This involves moving furniture away from the windows along with any other items in the area. With a clear path, your installation crew can get right to work and install your casement windows more efficiently.
Use Tarps Outdoors
Drop cloths work for collecting debris indoors, but they can’t be used outdoors where they can get damp and soggy. If you want to catch the mess on the other side of the wall, tarps are better than drop cloths. This is especially important if you have plants near the work area.
Hire an Experienced Professional
The best way to avoid a big mess from your window replacement is to work with an experienced, responsible contractor. A good contractor will leave your home as clean as it was (if not cleaner!) when they first arrived.
Whether you’re looking to add bay windows or double-hung windows, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle can deliver outstanding results and a smooth, stress-free process. You can call us at (206) 777-0954 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.