March 26 2018 0Comment
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Preparing for New Vinyl Windows

If you are taking the big step and getting new vinyl windows on your Flower Mound, TX home, you won’t regret it! While it’s a big step, it’s a great decision and you will update the look of your home, increase its value, and reduce your energy bills with better energy efficiency. Even though you want all of those things, you will need to get through the installation process first. When you hire a professional to come into your home to install vinyl windows, you will want to prepare a few things in advance so everything is lined up and ready for their work.

Clear the Pathways

When you get new vinyl windows, the installers will have to remove all of the existing windows and bring in the new windows. You will want to move everything out of their way so they have easy access. If you have a couch in front of the windows, for example, it will have to be moved across the room and out of the way so the contractors can access the window. You will also have to move things outside of the home, like deck furniture, wreaths, and other things that might be in the way. With any luck, you can just move things to the other side of the room, but if there are a lot of windows in one tight space, you might want to get a storage pod to help you clear the paths for the installers.

Take Things Down

You will also have to take down any window treatments you have up so the new vinyl windows can go in smoothly. You might be able to use the window treatments again, but you will have to take down any shutters, blinds, valances or anything else. You might also want to take other wall decorations near the windows down. Contractors will be moving around windows and you can protect those items by removing them.

Cover Items Up

Replacing windows is dusty and dirty and contractors will often put drop cloths down to protect your items, but you can ensure that your house is as dust—free as possible if you cover things yourself. Cover furniture and special items as well as flooring.

Open the House

You will need to be on site when the vinyl windows are going in, or you need to ensure that someone will be there to let the installers in to start the job. You don’t have to stick around and watch unless you want to, but the house has to be available for them to get to work!

Once you get those vinyl windows Flower Mound, TX in, you’ll love every single one of them. The installation process can be messy and inconvenient, but only for a short amount of time. Call the professionals at Foster Exteriors to talk through getting new vinyl windows from start to finish at 214—319—8400. We’re here to answer your questions! You can stop by and see us at 1350 N Buckner Blvd#216, Dallas, TX 75218.