Spring is one of the best times to get new windows as well as hinged patio doors. Replacing your old, leaky windows with energy-efficient ones will improve your indoor comfort and reduce your cooling costs. While home improvement projects like this can be messy, there are measures you can take to make cleanup and the process easier for your contractor.
Here are tips to help you prepare for your spring window replacement.
Prepare Your Home
Trim trees or shrubs that may get in the way of window installers, especially this spring when everything is in full bloom. Clean areas surrounding your windows. Keep in mind that dust and pollen on dirty surfaces can blend with caulk and cause issues in the next seasons.
Protect your home from paint, dust, and debris placing floor-to-ceiling plastic sheets before a window or door replacement. It would help keep conditioned air from escaping and prevent energy loss. Before the installation begins, make sure to remove blinds, curtains, windows, and other treatments to prevent damage. Also, move any furniture near the windows because they can create obstacles for your contractor. The installers should be able to move around the job site without issues.
Moreover, if you have pets or kids, ensure that they are at a safe distance from the site. If you have a security system with window sensors, it would also be a good idea to deactivate it before the project starts.
Hire a Reliable Installer
Hire a reputable window installer to ensure the success of your project. Before hiring a window company, do your research, read reviews, and also ask for references. It would also help to get at least three estimates from three different contractors. Consider how long the companies have been in business as well as the quality of their replacement windows.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle, you can count on us for quality window and door replacement services. We install various styles of windows as well as hinged and gliding patio doors. Give us a call at (206) 777-0954 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We work with homeowners in Seattle.