FAQs about Replacement Window Installation

Because replacement windows are something you only deal with once or twice on your lifetime, it is normal to have a lot of questions about the process. Here a few answers to the most common questions we receive about replacement windows in San Marcos, CA.   

How Often Do I Need Replacement Windows? 

Depending on the material, maintenance, and climate, most window last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. Vinyl windows have the shortest lifespan, wood and fiberglass the longest. But if your windows are older than 15 years old it is time to start paying attention. Watch for signs of leaks, rot, decay, warping, or damage. You should only have to replace windows once, maybe twice in your life.   

Do I Need to Replace All of My Windows?  

You can replace anywhere from one to all your windows, depending on your needs. Most homeowners choose to install multiple windows at a time to save on labor and installation costs.   

Can I Install New Windows Myself?  

It may seem straightforward, but the process for window installation is detailed and meticulous. The windows need to go in square and level. And any mismeasurement or misstep could render your new windows useless. You could also damage your home. Working with a professional window installation team is best.   

When is the Best Time for Replacement Windows?  

Installers can work under any conditions and during any season. That said, there are certain times of year that are more conducive to the installation of new windows. Caulk cures best in warmer temperatures. That is why Spring and Summer are a busy time for replacement window companies.   

Are Replacement Windows Installed from Inside or Outside?  

For the most part, our installation teams can work from the outside of the home. But in some cases, it will be necessary to work inside. Before installation, the job foreman will give you a better idea of how much access they will need inside your home.   

How Should I Prepare my Home for Replacement Windows?  

There are several things you can do to prep the space for the installation team. It starts with removing the blinds and curtains. You also want to remove any furniture or obstructions in proximity to your windows. The installers will bring their own drop cloths and tarps to keep the construction debris to a minimum.   

Is Window Installation Messy?  

There is some demolition involved and with it some mess. That said, window installation professionals know how to prepare the space to minimize mess and only leave behind new windows when the job is complete.   

How Long Does the Installation Take?  

Professional installers can remove one window and replace it in about 30 minutes. They can complete a project of about ten windows in just two days.   

Do I Need to Be Present During Installation?  

Yes, during the installation process we need a member of the household present to not only give us access to the home but answer any questions that come up.   

If you have more questions about San Marcos, CA replacement windows call the experts at Pelican Replacement Windows. You can reach us at (760) 598-6422 or visit 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081.  

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