New window installations are always an exciting time for your home. Old windows can degrade over time leading to dramatic inefficiencies with heating and cooling. Having window replacements done can easily reduce your monthly utility cost, while also boosting the curb appeal of your home. There are countless beautiful styles of windows that can add character and personality.
If you've scheduled a window installation, there are some steps you'll need to take to prepare your home for the window company. Let's look at what some of these are.
Keep Clear Walkways Through Your Pittsburgh Home
The window company will be moving in and out of your home throughout the entire installation process, so it's important that you create a clear path for them. This will have to be done both inside and outside of the house, as the crew will likely need to access both sides of the window pane.
Clean your home and move furniture out of the way so that the installation team has space to work. On the exterior of your home, remove any obstructions that might be in the way.
Establish Work Areas for the Team
The window installation team will also need sufficient space to set up a work area. This area is crucial for them to store their tools and do any work before the windows are actually replaced. Try to find an area that's out of the way, and also has a power outlet. Be sure to stay at home while the work is being done in case they need access to other areas of the house.
Remove Window Features and Accessories
Before the window replacement can begin, everything surrounding the window will have to be removed. Be sure to take down:
- Curtains, Blinds, and Shades
- Curtain Rods and Hardware
- Window Attachments like Thermometers and Bird Feeders
Keep Pets Away
Everyone loves pets, but they may get in the way of the work being done. While the team is in your home, place pets in a separate room so that they won't be a disruption. If you have small children, it's also important to make sure they don't enter the work area to prevent injury.
Schedule Your Window Replacement With Legacy Remodeling
If your Pittsburgh home is in need of quality window services, trust Legacy Remodeling to do the work. We're an Energy Star partner and have been in service since 1987, so you can depend on us to provide quality craftsmanship. We have many window styles you can choose from including standard double-hung windows, as well as stunning picture windows.
Contact us today to receive a free quote and schedule your home visit.
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