Having your windows replaced is a big step, but the window installation process is often simpler than many Cincinnati homeowners imagine. Especially when you work with a leader in the industry, window replacement companies like Renewal by Andersen of Cincinnati know how to streamline the process and tackle any obstacles they encounter along the way. Still, there are some tips you can follow before and during the installation to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible.
Here’s some helpful advice from the inside.
1) Plan a rain date
Window installation technicians can work in somewhat inclement weather. Usually, one technician will work from the outside while another works from the inside. This allows them to get your new windows into place quickly – without allowing rain or other precipitation inside. However, if there is a rousing thunderstorm or wind-driven rain on the day of your installation appointment, your window installation team may have to reschedule.
It’s helpful to have a “rain date” in mind from the get-go so that you can easily reschedule. Discuss this date with your window installer when you schedule your initial appointment, and make work-related plans accordingly.
2) Plan on being there for at least part of the day
You don’t have to sit around at home all day while your window company works, but it is helpful if you’re at least there for an hour or two in the morning when they get started. This way, if there are any last minute concerns that arise, they can be addressed without having to play phone tag or asking you to return home. Many Indianapolis home owners do choose to take the entire day off of work when their windows are installed, but while this is convenient, it is not absolutely necessary.
3) Remove curtains, window treatments, and other obstructions in advance
In most cases, a good window installation team can finish the project in a single day — perhaps two days for a big house. Removing any window treatments and furniture that’s in front of the windows will streamline the process and help ensure they finish in a timely manner. You may also want to remove grills, toys, and other outdoor items that limit access to certain windows from the outside.
4) Be prepared for a product demonstration and question session post-installation
Even if you’re away for part of the day, you do want to be around when your window installation team finishes up for the day. Before they leave, they will show you how to operate your new windows. You can try opening and closing them, and they will guide you and give you tips if you have any struggles. This is also a chance for you to look over the new windows and ask questions about window maintenance.
5) Don’t worry about cleanup
Many homeowners stress out about having to clean up after a window replacement. However, qualified window companies, like Renewal by Andersen, always clean up their mess before they go. Expect the old windows to be carried away and disposed of, and all dust to be swept up. The only thing you’ll have to do is re-hang your window treatmentsand put furniture back in place.
If you have any concerns about your upcoming installation appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Renewal by Andersen. We do our best to make the installation process as simple and straightforward as possible for Cincinnati home owners.