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3 Steps to Take When Preparing for Replacement Windows

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The replacement windows installation is scheduled. Is your home ready?

The time has finally come, and soon you’ll have replacement windows brightening up your Nashville home, with both great looks and energy efficiency. But first you have to get through the installation day. With the right replacement windows contractor, the hard part is already taken care of for you. However, there are a few steps that you as a homeowner will want to take to ensure that your home is ready for the big day.

Keep a Clear Path

You won’t have much work to do on the day of your replacement windows installation, but your installation crew will need room to move around. They have to take out the old windows, install new windows, and bring tools back and forth. To help them do their job efficiently, keep a clear path from the driveway to the windows themselves. Remove any clutter and make sure to take out your window dressings before they arrive. If they have to go up the stairs for the job, make sure the stairs are clean and clear as well. Walk the path for yourself beforehand so you can see everything that needs to be cleared out.

Cover Furniture

Even with the most professional installation crew, dust will fly during your replacement window installation. A good crew will clean up the work area when they leave. However, if you have any furniture or valuables nearby, you’ll want to cover them with tarp or plastic to protect them from dust. Something like an electronic system or an old record player will definitely need to be protectively covered before the installation crew arrives.

Make Sure Everyone in the House is Ready

As much as we love our pets, they can be a distraction for installation crews, and loud home improvement projects can be jarring and scary for them. Thus before the installation, make sure you know how you’re going to keep them out of the way. This can range from taking them to a kennel for the day or closing them in a room away from the action. Likewise, make sure the kids know what to expect and that you have a plan so as to keep them out of the way. Maybe they can play in the backyard during the installation, or maybe they’ll be in school. Some homeowners prefer to leave for the day and come back to a finished project. If you plan to be away from the home during the project, make sure your installation crew has access to the home and that they have a way to contact you.

Have any more questions about whether or not your home is ready for a replacement windows installation? Contact Zen Windows Nashville today to coordinate your installation day.