If you are having new windows and doors installed, you can take a few steps to get your home set for the installation. On the day of installation, the contractors will be responsible for delivering and installing your new windows and doors, however there are a few things that you can do to make the process fast and hassle-free. Chances are, your contractor has already given you a few steps to take, but if not here are five things that can help you prepare your home for new windows and doors.
1. Stick to a Convenient Schedule
Before installation begins at all, you have to settle on an agreeable date for you and the contractor. You don’t want a scenario where they are in a rush to finish because of a tight schedule or you are in a rush to leave the house because of another appointment. Installing new windows and doors is very delicate and without proper attention, the outcome may not be as expected. So, set a convenient schedule between you and the installers, and be sure to stick to it.
2. Create Access to the Workspace
The location of the windows and doors being replaced is the workspace for the project. Any furniture or décor items including portraits, statues, and plants that are within a few feet distance of your windows and doors should be moved out of the way, so the contractors have room to work and maneuver around. This will also protect your belonging from any unexpected bumps and damage.
3. Remove Window Coverings
Before the new windows can be installed, any blinds, shades, drapes, curtains, and other form of coverings should be removed. If you do not remove these covering, the contractor will likely take them down to prevent damage, but this extra step can delay and extend the project time. Removing any window coverings beforehand, means the installation team can get right to work when they arrive on site.
4.Disconnect the Alarm System
If your property has an alarm system that is connected to your doors and windows, you should contact the security company to disconnect the system temporarily. This will prevent any false alarms, and make sure that the sirens do not go off every time an old window or door is removed. Once the installation is complete you can call your security company to test the system and have it reconnected.
5. Keep Children and Pets Clear
Making sure that children and pets stay clear from the work area is very important. Children and pets may get hurt, or interfere in the installation process. During the renovation you may be distracted while observing the work being done. Having a family member or friend look after your children or pets will ensure they remain safe and out of the way.
With proper preparation, your home will be renovation ready. Meaning the installation team can focus on replacing your windows and doors and not have to worry about preparing the area. If you have any questions about the installation of your replacement windows and doors, don’t hesitate to reach out to your contractor representative.