Want to improve the look of your home, cut down on energy expenses, and increase your home’s value? Your decision to get replacement windows in McKinney, TX can help accomplish those three goals. Before you jump on the first windows you find, have you given much thought to the process? Hiring a professional crew with Foster Exteriors will help, but there are some things you can do to prepare for their arrival. These five tips will get you ready and make the window installation run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
- Take It Down
You will probably want to keep your window coverings, especially if the style of your replacement windows is going to remain the same. You should remove all blinds and curtains and take down any indoor shutters. The last thing you want is for these items to be damaged during installation. The fewer obstacles, the quicker the work will go.
- Clear It Away
Professionals will remove your windows, but you will want to move anything you can around your windows. Blinds and window coverings are just the start. You will also want to move chairs, tables, picture frames and anything else that will give contractors easy access to your windows. You will need to do this on the outside of your home as well. Remove wet leaves, window decorations, and any lawn furniture that might get in the way while the contractors work. You may even consider transplanting houseplants and flowers that might get trodden on during installation.
- Cover Furniture and Floor
You might have guessed window replacement is dirty work. It requires a lot of sanding and stripping so dust will fly. Not only will there be debris from the window removal and installation, but workers will also be trekking in and out of your house. Cover what furniture you can with drop cloths. Our contractors will put down their own floor coverings and try to be as neat as possible. However, contact us at (214) 319—8400 if you have any questions about keeping your house clean.
- Make Outlets Easy to Access
One thing you might not think about is access. The power tools the crews use will require a power source. Clear away anything blocking the outlets and be sure to point them out to the crew.
- Disarm Your Home Security
If your windows and doors are hooked up to an alarm system, you will want to alert the security company ahead of time. They can have the sensors temporarily disabled. You will also want to make sure your dog is put securely away while the workers are around. If you are not going to be home at the time, make sure someone is there to unlock the doors.
The work involved in replacement windows isn’t easy so most homeowners leave it to the professionals. The process takes time, but if you prepare for replacement windows properly, it will make everything run more smoothly. Have questions about how else you might prepare? Call us at (214) 319—8400 or visit us at 1350 N. Buckner Blvd. #216 Dallas, TX 75218.