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Preparation Tips for Window Replacement

Although replacing residential windows is a minor renovation project, it can significantly improve your home's interior and exterior. It is especially the case if your current windows seem old and bland, no matter the type of treatment you implement. However, you should not sit and wait once you have hired a contractor to replace your windows. You need to prepare adequately for a window replacement if you want a fast and safe installation process. This article offers essential preparation tips for window replacement.

Remove All Window Treatments

Do you have curtains, sheers, or shades on your windows? Notably, you need to remove such accessories before a contractor begins replacement. Unfortunately, most homeowners assume that it is a contractor's job to remove window treatments. Notably, removing window treatments is not the role of a contractor. Letting a contractor remove window treatment has a couple of disadvantages. First, it wastes their time and prolongs a project, meaning you might have to pay more since most contractors charge an hourly fee. Secondly, you cannot rule out damages to window treatments since the contractor rushes to remove them and start working on windows. Overall, removing window treatments before a contractor's arrival goes a long way in saving time.

Cordon Off a Work Area

You should make sure that a work area is out of bounds if you have pets and kids. Notably, pets and kids playing around a work area are exposed to severe injuries. Additionally, window replacement staff l have to keep looking around before doing anything to ensure that no children or pets are around them. Unfortunately, such issues affect the workflow and reduce the speed with which a contractor works. If you have a small space, then it is best to take the kids and pets to a friend's or relative's house until a window replacement exercise is completed.

Cover your Furniture Vents

Window replacement projects produce a lot of dirt, whether you plan to install wood, aluminium, or composite materials. However, most homeowners believe that since window replacement is a minor project, they do not have to worry about dust and debris. However, nothing could be further from the truth because a lot of cutting and drilling goes on during window replacement. Therefore, you should cover all furniture and vents before a window replacement project begins. Most importantly, it makes cleaning up fast and effortless. Besides, it enhances worksite safety.

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Laura's Home and Gardening Blog

Yo! My name is Laura and if you had told me when I was aged 18 that one day I would be all grown-up with a home of my very own, I would have said you were mad. But it is true. I do own my own home and not only that, the property also has a large garden. When I first moved in, I didn't have a clue what I was doing out in the garden or inside my own home. Thankfully, I found a great home and garden contractor who helped me to plan and carry out the changes I wanted to make. Peace.


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