5 Answers to Common Replacement Windows Questions

Replacing your home’s windows is a major home improvement that can increase the value of your house and make living at your home a more positive and comfortable experience overall. Some homeowners find this kind of home upgrade stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing the answers to these common questions can help you have a better replacement window experience overall.

#1. Does Replacing My Windows Take a Long Time?

Window installation usually takes about one to two days, depending on the size of your house and how many windows you’re having replaced. Your window installation expert will be able to give you a firm estimate of how long the process will take before putting you on their window installation schedule.

#2. How Do I Get Rid of My Old Windows?

If your replacement windows are being installed by Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, your window installer will dispose of your old windows for you. When they are finished with the job, your home and property will be as clean (or cleaner) than when they got there. If you’re working with another company to have this work done, look for that information in the contract. If it is not included in the contract, ask your window installer to find out who will be responsible for disposing of your old windows.

#3. Do I Need to be Home During the Window Replacement?

While it might be best to be there when the installers arrive at your home, unless there are specific unusual issues, you don’t need to be present the entire time that the windows are installed in your home. In fact, many people choose to leave the house to run errands while the work is being done.

If you plan to be out while the work is being done on your home, talk to your window installer to ensure they have everything they need to get the work done while you’re away. Your installer may also need a phone number to contact you if something comes up while you’re gone.

#4. Can My Pet Be Present During My Window Replacement?

Your pet may be in the house while the work is being done, however, some pets find window replacement to be stressful. If your pet is anxious, doesn’t like strangers, or finds changes to their environment stressful, then you may want to send your pet to go spend time with relatives or friends while the work is being completed.

For the safety of your pet, your installers and the windows themselves, if your pet is in your house while the work is being done, they will need to be kept separate from the window installers. It would be terrible if your pet, an installer or your windows were hurt or damaged from an accident while the installers were moving windows in and out.

#5. Is Window Replacement Loud?

Window replacement is not a quiet process. There will be times when you may not hear much going on, but there will also be times when you might hear loud noises, banging, cutting and so on.

If you live with family members who find loud noises disruptive or disturbing (a baby, for example), then you may want to make arrangements for these members of the family to be out of the house while the work is being completed.

Have More Questions About Window Replacement? Talk to Renewal by Andersen of Long Island

There’s a lot involved with window replacement. The team at Renewal by Andersen of Long Island can answer your questions. Call today at (866) 609-5033 or fill out the short form to make an appointment to discuss your upcoming replacement window project.


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