Congratulations on choosing to get replacement windows in Escondido, CA! It is a big decision and investment that comes with countless benefits. And as your installation date approaches you might start to wonder how you can prepare your home for the window crew. After all, you want it to be an efficient, hassle-free installation. Here are some tips you can follow to prepare your home for replacement windows so installation goes as quickly as possible:
Remove Curtains and Wall Hangings
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove blinds, shades, shutters, and other window treatments. They will certainly get in the way of installation and delay the process if removal hasn’t already been done. It is also a good idea to move furniture and wall hangings in proximity to the windows. Installers need
Clear a Path
Installation teams work from both the inside and outside. And because windows are large, cumbersome installations they need clutter-free areas to work in. So do what you can to remove obstructions and obstacles. Clear up toys, rugs, furniture, and anything that might get underfoot or in the way. If you have breakables you might want to store them in a safe area until installation is complete. Clear access to the work area makes the process faster and less chaotic. But be sure you consider both the inside and outside. You might need to move hoses, outdoor furniture, and maybe some of your prized flowers if they are located directly under a window you need to replace.
Cover Couches and Furniture
Window removal and installation do produce some construction dust. The installation crew will bring some covers to keep the work area clean, but you might want to consider draping couches and furniture as well. Just double check with the installation contractors about what they plan to do to mitigate mess and what you can do without becoming liable for any accidents.
Put Pets Away
You do not want children or pets underfoot while the workers install your new windows. Perhaps have them stay with a neighbor, friend, or family member during the installation process. This will help keep your loved ones and the workers safe throughout the process and help speed things along.
Unlock Doors and Deactivate Your Alarm
Lastly, you need to plan to be present for the installation of replacement windows. Not only do you need to give them access to your home, but also verify the information on the work order and address any questions they might have. You should contact your security company if you have sensors on your doors and windows. Have them deactivate these during installation and come out to reactivate once the job is complete.
Getting replacement windows in Escondido, CA is exciting, but also a little intimidating. If you have questions about products or the installation process do not hesitate to call us at (760) 598-6422. The experts at Pelican Replacement Windows can help you find the best products, walk you through installation, and give you more tips on how to prepare your home for new windows. Visit us at 2210 La Mirada Dr., Vista, CA 92081.