Here comes summer! It is time to actualize your remodeling dreams, especially replacing your windows. Window replacement can transform the look, feel, and value of your home. If you replace your windows with new, more energy-efficient replacement windows will come with a lot of benefits. In this article, we explore a few tips on planning a summer window replacement project.
Make the most out of the weather
Statistics show that most window replacement projects take place between May and October. Well, as you’d expect, most contractors love working when the temperature is warm. Your summer window replacement project shall be completed faster because bad weather will not keep on disrupting the work.
Planning for a summer window installation
Planning for a summer window installation involves making certain decisions. For instance, what type of window to purchase or the type of replacement to make. You may also need to choose the features you want in your windows. Features like the frame types, glazing, gas fills, and spacers and modes of operation have to be considered.
Consider the following:
Schedule a good time
You don’t want your summer window installation to interrupt your schedule in any way. Though inconveniences should be expected, the effects on your summer routine should be marginal if you schedule the window installation project beforehand. Prior planning allows you to take time off so as to follow the progress of the work, and make arrangements to keep your kids and pets from the house.
Clear the area around the window
It is important for you to clear the area around the window. Get rid of anything around the window, be it furniture, vases, rugs, plants, and more. The intent is to make sure none of them gets damaged in any way.
Similarly, go outdoors and clear everything close to the window. This way, you shall make room for equipment such as ladders and scaffolding. Get rid of the trash cans, potted plants, sculptures, and any other decorations around the window.
Remove accessories close to the window
Obviously, once you have cleared the inside and the outside, the next thing you have to do is to take down the curtains, artwork, photos, draperies, sheers, and any other decorations hanging on the wall. However, you can ask your contractor whether you can leave the window covering hardware to remain in place.
Make plans on storage space
Suppose the window replacement project involves the entire bouse, planning for storage space is paramount. Almost all your belongings shall have been moved, some of which are very fragile. Consider storing your items in the basement area or a garage. This method may help you with preventing misplacing your belongings.
Protect your belongings
It is imperative to cover your belongings so as to protect them. You know how much messy replacement window installations can be. In as much as windows contractors do their best to keep the working area as clean as possible, window replacement involves disturbing very dusty windows, removing worn-out pain and glue, sanding, and even painting. Eventually, dust and other debris will accumulate in the room.
A drop cloth should be enough to contain most of the debris. However, the dust will eventually find its way around the house to your most prized belongings. Be keen especially on your furniture and floor. Bathtubs and plants may need something like wood frames or plastic sheets so as to prevent breakage.
Arrange for easy access
The window installer needs to have very easy access to each room, and the space should be large enough to carry in and out new and old windows. For this reason, consider unhinging the doors completely to facilitate the transfer of equipment from room to room.
It is equally important for you to identify the source of power in each room. This way, the contractor shall be able to use electrical equipment without having extension cords sprawling everywhere.
Plan for a cleanup
Arrange to have a dumpster brought to your house prior to the commencement of the work. This cleanup will keep the work area clear of any potential hazards.
Nonetheless, prepare for a much bigger clean up having removed the drop cloths and other protective coverings.
Running a window replacement project in your home is quite a task. However, with our tips on planning for a summer window installation will help you accomplish the task quickly and effectively.
Aspen Home Improvements will help with your summer replacement window installation that will pay huge dividends in lower utility bills, better comfort, improved curb appeal, and a decent return on investment. We operate in Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland. Contact us today!