It is exciting to start a home renovation project! Getting replacement windows will have a huge impact, especially in the New York City area. They will improve energy savings, dampen unwanted outside noise, and provide protection against the elements. It is fun to select the material, style, and technologies you want to implement. But the job doesn’t end there. Once you have an installation date, you want to do what you can to help the process run smoothly. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your home for new windows:
1. Make a Path
When it comes to installers walking through your home, clutter is an enemy. The team will need to bring tools and equipment through your home. Do what you can to clear away toys, rugs, and any other obstacles that could trip them. Make a clear path from the front door to the rooms where you are getting windows replaced. If they have easy access in and out, the installation process will move quickly.
2. Clear the Outside
You also want to clarify what you can on the outside of your windows and the surrounding area. Things like hoses, patio furniture, potted plants—all of these can get in the way of the installation team.
3. Take Down Window Dressing
You also want to make sure you remove any window drapes, curtains, and blinds. If you plan to re-use them, place them in an out of the way area for storage during the project. Do it ahead of time and the team can get started on your project right away.
4. Remove Wall Hangings
One thing a lot of homeowners forget is to remove pictures and other wall hangings. Anything in proximity to your windows could be at risk of falling off the wall or tipping over and getting broken.
5. Cover your Furniture
While dust and debris are minimal, window replacement still requires some demolition. Most companies will put down their own drop cloths. But if you are concerned about items in your home, covering those items in advance is a good idea.
6. Provide Access to Outlets
Window replacement usually requires power tools to get the job done as efficiently as possible. You will want to make sure to point out and give installers access to your outlets. You will be amazed by how a simple thing like that will speed up the process.
7. Contact Your Security Company
In addition to being home and giving the installation team access, you also want to notify your security company of the renovations. They can deactivate your alarms and disable sensors until the process is complete.
We ensure your project is professionally executed to complete satisfaction. With our experience and attention to detail, your installation process will exceed your expectations. For a free in-home estimate, contact us at 973-949-5401 or come by 160 Van Winkle Ave, Hawthorne, NJ 07506.