Most homeowners won’t have to replace their windows very often. Even if you live in your house for 20 or more years, it’s unlikely to have your windows replaced more than twice. That said, it’s completely normal to feel at a loss when approaching this home improvement task.
The good news is, there isn’t really a standard approach – the success of the project depends mostly on the type of windows to be installed and the contractor you hire. That said, you do have some ways to prepare for a window replacement job. It starts by asking the right questions. When doing a replacement project, be sure to ask the following:
Do I have to leave my home during the installation? – Some homeowners want to be present while the work is underway while others prefer to be away from the noise and mess. Before officially starting with the job, be sure to think about your daily routine, and schedule the work for the most convenient time.
How long will it take to install my new windows? – Once you have purchased your replacement windows, the installation process should take from one to five days depending on the number of windows you’re installing. Sometimes, it even takes a week or more.
What is your process when tackling a window project? – Every contractor has a different process when installing new windows. By asking this question, you can set your expectations and be aware of the project nitty-gritties, such as the projected timeline, budget and payment scheme, and safety protocols.
What happens after the installation? – Certified contractors usually show you how to properly operate your replacement windows as well as offer maintenance tips. You can also expect them to discuss your warranty coverage and schedule a time when they’ll be back to make sure there are no issues.
Renewal by Andersen® of Southeastern Mass and Rhode Island is the company to trust for window replacement and other home improvement projects. Call us at (401) 396-3300, or complete our form to get a FREE quotation.