Home improvement projects can be exciting. But sometimes the prospect of a larger renovation can cause you some stress and dismay. Replacement windows in Dublin, CA are such a large investment. And the installation process will take a couple of days. Are you ready to have nearly every room in your house under construction for that long? You are probably wondering if there are some things you can do to speed the process along. The answer is yes. There are several preparations you can make that will help the installation crew work more quickly and efficiently.
1. Clear the Space
The installation crew needs room, so the first thing to do is clear away any obstacles. Do you have furniture under or around your windows? Push it to one side of the room. This goes for both inside and outside the home. Also, if you have delicate plants you want to keep safe, you might consider moving them to boxes or pots for the installation. Because even though they will take extra care with your property, any scaffolding could trample some of your flowerbeds.
2. Create a Path
The team of installers will be in and out of your home during window installation. Things like rugs, toys, cords, and furniture could easily become dangerous obstacles. Try to keep a path clear to the different areas of your home.
3. Take Down Curtains and Wall Hangings
In addition to moving the larger pieces of furniture you also should remove window treatments and wall hangings. Window removal and installation requires some demolition. So not only do installers need direct access to your windows, but you don’t want anything accidentally falling off the wall.
4. Cover Your Furniture
Professional installers take care of your home and property. They will have some drop cloths to use in proximity to your windows to help mitigate mess. That said, they can’t hope to cover everything in the room. There are some areas you will be able to cover on your own. But you should always check with the company before putting down your own drop cloths, just to make sure it is alright.
5. Make Sure Outlets are Accessible
This isn’t something many homeowners think about. But window installation requires special power tools. You want to make sure the workers have easy access to the outlets. This can save them valuable time and effort.
6. Disable Your Security System
If you have an alarm system on your windows and doors you want to make sure you call to deactivate it for the installation.
7. Put Pets Away
Another hazard could be your pets. With so many strangers in and out of the home, and with windows and doors wide open, you don’t want your dogs or cats underfoot.
8. Unlock the Gates and Doors
Last, but not least, on the day of installation you want the crew to be able to access your home. If you cannot be home personally make sure there is a responsible adult there who can unlock your doors and keep an eye on things until you can get there.
We want to provide you with the best experience possible. After your initial consultation with Quality Windows and Doors the consultant will give you a list of things you can do to prepare your home for Dublin, CA replacement windows. But if you have questions about these steps or want to know if there is more you can do to help the process along, call (925) 484-1747 or stop by 3732 Stanley Blvd Ste B, Pleasanton, CA 94566.