Preparing Your Home for New Windows

You made a good decision to replace the windows in your home. They will improve energy efficiency, eliminate drafts, and improve your home in Agoura Hills, CA. And when you hire a professional installation team the process can be quick and painless. You do not have to worry about the process for and the hard work of the installation itself. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the installation crew. These small steps will help save time so the professionals can get the job done faster.

Clear the Windows

The first place to start is with the window drapes, blinds, indoor shutters, and curtain rods. Also, take down the hooks and wall art in proximity. You do not want these items to get ruined, especially if you plan to use them again once your new windows are in place.

Make Room

Next, you want to move any furniture that is close to the windows. Removing old windows and installing new ones is an involved process. You want to make sure the team has enough room to work.

Clean the Outside

Just like the inside, installers need room on the outside as well. You will want to remove wet leaves, window decorations, and any outdoor furniture that could get in the way. The installation team will be careful to avoid your front flower beds as best they can, but if you are concerned you might think about transplanting flowers, just in case.

Create a Path

The installation process involves removing the old windows before installing the new ones. This means the team will be trekking back and forth between the truck and your home. If you are getting multiple windows replaced you want to give the crew a clear path. Do what you can to eliminate tripping hazards. Put away area rugs, cords, and children’s toys.

Make Outlets Accessible

This might not be something you would think about, but the installation team will appreciate you taking this extra step. They will likely need electricity to run their power tools, and if you make the outlets accessible their job is so much easier.

Cover Furniture and Floor

A professional installation team will likely take care if this step. However, it won’t hurt to call and check. Because of liability issues, they may not want you to use your own coverings. But, if it is alright with the installers, it won’t hurt to do what you can to cover furniture.

Grant Access

This is another thing that might hold up the installation process. You want to make sure the doors and windows of your home are unlocked and you have disabled the alarms. You will also want to make sure your indoor pets are secure and not underfoot.

Do you have any questions about the window installation Agoura Hills, CA process for new windows? Call Quality Windows at 805-564-7600. Any of our experts will be happy to answer your questions and address any concerns about new windows you might have. Or you can visit us at 534 N Milpas St., Santa Barbara, California 93103.

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