Installing new windows in your house gives you access to advanced window types, increases home value, improves energy efficiency, enhances security, and reduces noise. However, it would help if you prepared your home to make work easier for the installers and protect your items. Below are four ways to plan well for window installation.
1. Clear Your Window Areas
You need to clear the area around your windows by removing plants, outdoor furniture, and toys. Also, clear the bushes and shrubs around that can make it difficult for the installation professionals to move around. Don't forget to clean the inside area by pushing furniture from the windows and removing nearby carpets or any other belongings. You should also remove the curtains, blinds, and other treatments.
Ensure that the walls around your windows don't have artwork, shelves, and wall hangings. They should be clear to give the installers easy access when working. Additionally, you will be protecting them because they can fall and break due to vibrations associated with the installation process.
2. Cover Your Items
Window installation processes usually result in significant amounts of dirt and debris. Therefore, even after pushing your furniture items out of the way, you need to cover them to prevent damage.
Also, cover any plants in your yard to make cleaning more manageable after the project. Besides, you should cover the floors near the windows being replaced. This will protect them from dust and scratches from metals, especially if you have wood flooring.
You can use a plastic sheet to cover these items. However, the scope of your project will determine the things you need to cover. For instance, if you are only replacing living room windows, you can get away with a medium-sized drop cloth, as you only need to cover a few items.
3. Disconnect Your Alarms
If your windows are connected to your home security alarms, you need to disconnect them to avoid inconveniences. Call an expert from your security company to do that. The alarms should be reinstalled immediately after the new windows are in place.
4. Create a Sufficient Workspace
It is not wise to have equipment and tools all over your home during a window installation project. Thus, it is essential to create a workspace and storage space, probably in the garage. The workers will put everything they need in this spot, making work more manageable. However, ensure that the workspace is not far from an electric outlet.
Preparing your house for a window installation project ensures you have a smooth experience. The tips discussed above are practical and can help you protect your belongings. Ensure you choose reliable window installation professionals and express your needs for the best experience.