Replacing your old, possibly drafty windows only improves the curb appeal of your home but also maximizes its energy efficiency. In addition, any home improvement projects you undertake will also increase its resale value.
While having construction work done in your home as you’re occupying it can be a bit of a nuisance, there are several things you can do to make the installation of your replacement windows a success.
1. Schedule the Project at a Convenient Time
Consider your daily routine and how this will affect certain parts of your home to be renovated. You must necessarily prepare yourself and your family for interruptions i while the project is ongoing. This is the best time to talk with your contractor and plan the order in which your home will be worked on. Note that while window contractors are used to working around people, unnecessary distractions may cause delays.
2. Clear the Way
A window replacement project is not necessarily just about replacing your windows, as it can involve much more than that. For instance, you will have to remove furnishings and items surrounding the concerned windows. Bookshelves, tables, chairs, and everything else must be moved away for your contractors to have access to the area. Extra space is always welcome as these can be used to store your furniture.
3. Take Down Treatments
In addition to moving furniture, window treatments must likewise be taken down. You should also remove blinds, drapes, curtains, sheers, or any other associated items for your window coverings. Take away your paintings and other wall decorations as window installation require jostling of walls, which may knock them loose. These are all best done before the contractors arrive.
4. Cover Up Your Floor
Window replacement is usually a messy business. Dust, nails, wood pieces, and other materials will fall onto your carpet or hardwood. Contractors customarily cover floors during site prep, but you can ensure your house stays neat by covering the floorings yourself. Not only will you save time during the window replacement installation, you can also minimize the cleanup afterward.
5. Clarify Matters with the Contractor
Finally, it will help a lot if you talk to your contractor and clarify certain matters. Expert contractors like ourselves make sure all parties involved are on the same page. This will make the project faster and easier to accomplish for all parties involved.
let us help you with your window replacement and watch as the project proceeds as smoothly as possible Call Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln today at (402) 513-2828 for your free, no-obligation estimate. We serve Omaha, NE, and the neighboring areas.