Before your window replacement begins, you’ll want to get a few things in order. While some of these steps can be completed in the hour leading up to the job, others require more time to prepare. Here’s a list of 12 steps to take:
- Before moving furniture and items, it’s a good idea to take a picture with your phone to remember where things go.
- Move all furniture and obstacles from around the window and/or door areas by 2-3 feet. If large items are near the window, protect them with drop cloths. Use furniture pads or blankets when moving items to prevent scratches and dents.
- Cut any branches or shrubs that are blocking access to a window or door.
- Removing window coverings such as curtains, blinds and shutters will help prevent damage during installation. If possible remove curtain rods from windows. If not, make sure to cover them to protect them from dust and debris.
- If you have picture frames or wall art on the same wall as the windows and doors, remove them. They may get damaged by vibrations.
- To keep things from getting damaged or broken, cover or remove decorative items, breakables, and plants. If it isn’t possible to move them out of the way completely, put them in drawers or closets so they’re out of sight.
- Be sure to remove any electrical cords that run through the area being worked on, and create a clear path for traffic in and out of your home during installation.
- Disconnect any alarms that are connected to your windows or doors.
- Make sure that the area surrounding the window is clean so that dust, pollen and dirt won’t mix with the caulk or sealant.
- Cover your floors with drop cloths to protect them from all the dust.
- Close off rooms where work will be taking place so that dust doesn’t get into other parts of your home.
- Keep children and pets out of the way for their safety.
To discuss your window replacement options, give us a call or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We’re proud to serve Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Fairbanks, the Kenai Peninsula, and Juno.
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