How Should I Prepare My Home for Replacement Window Installation?

Having new replacement windows installed at your home is an exciting time. After all, your current windows are probably old or drafty—which is why you’re having them replaced—and you’re likely excited to see the numerous ways in which your home will benefit from new windows. You may be excited about an updated look, enhanced value and curb appeal, and improved energy efficiency.

However, before you can get to enjoying the benefits of your replacement windows, they need to be installed. You may have been waiting weeks since you purchased your windows, so the anticipation of getting closer to installation day is likely to be building. And while the installation team will handle the finer details of installing your windows, your job isn’t done quite yet. There are a few things you can do to prepare your home for your replacement window installation to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible for everyone involved:

Trim Your Landscaping

If you have bushes, plants, trees, or other landscaping that the installation crew may need to work around, do your best to clean up the area as much as possible so that the installation crew has space to work. In general, the installers will likely need two feet of space on the exterior of your home to work.

Clear the Area

You’ll need to remove any window treatments, as well as shelving or other decorative items around your windows to avoid anything being broken during the installation. Remove the items and place them in a box a safe distance away from your windows where you can easily access them to get everything re-hung after the job is complete.

Deactivate Your Alarm System

If you have an alarm system that is connected to your windows, be sure to deactivate it before the installation crew arrives. You may need to contact your security company to do so, so be sure not to save this until the last minute.

Remove Children and Pets

Be sure to keep any children and pets away from the work area once crews arrive, both for their safety and the safety of your window technicians.

Cover Your Furniture

Protect your furniture from being covered in dust during your window installation by covering it with sheets. You should also move your furniture at least six feet away from any windows that are being replaced.

If you would like more information about how to prepare your home for your upcoming replacement window installation or if you are interested in having new windows installed at your home, contact American WeatherTECHS. We are a longstanding home improvement company serving homeowners from Cincinnati to Columbus, and we have an outstanding reputation throughout our community for the quality products and services we provide. A member of our team will be happy to speak with you about your home’s windows, our selection of replacement windows, and what you need to do to prepare your home prior to your installation. To get started, contact us today.


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