While most homeowners prefer to have their windows replaced during the summer, there’s an argument to be made about getting replacement windows in spring. For one thing, the weather is a lot milder while still providing heaps of sunshine. But no matter what time of year you decide to have your windows replaced, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your home to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
This may seem pretty obvious, but you’d be surprised by how many people forget to clear away wall hangings, planters and furniture that are too close to the window openings. Because spring is also the time when vegetation begins to grow, it is important to trim away foliage that is growing too close to your windows.
If you plan to be away while your windows are being replaced, make sure that you turn off your alarm system, particularly those that have window sensors. You should also make arrangements with your installers to ensure they don’t get locked out of the house while you’re away.
While most window companies will be very careful not to damage anything while on the job, it never hurts for you to take extra precautions. Protect your lovely hardwood floors from scratches by laying down inexpensive plastic sheeting purchased from the dollar store or placing a canvas drop cloth.
On the day of the installation, workers will be lugging ladders and other equipment around your house. It is a good idea to arrange for small pets and young children to be away while the job is being done or, at the very least, you should restrict access to the work area to keep animals and children safe.
Whether you need classic double-hung windows or contemporary floor-to-ceiling picture windows, turn to the experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (855) 728-1756 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Long Island, NY, and the surrounding communities.