So, everything has been done. From research to window selection, receiving quotes to making price comparison, hiring a window manufacturer to placing an order, what else is remaining now? The final thing to do is to prepare the home for window replacement. Yes, there are some preparations homeowners have to do before the installers arrive to execute the plan. What are those steps? How to make the work site ideal? Below is everything homeowners should know about:
- Security Alarms
Living with a home security system means that it is connected with vinyl windows and doors. When there is unusual movement or chances of intrusion, it would immediately blow the alarm and alert everyone about the trouble. However, when it comes to vinyl window replacement, the first and foremost thing is to call the respective security provider and ask to disconnect the sensors. Here, homeowners should keep in mind that the task to disconnect and reconnect sensors is a chargeable service and sometimes, they would have to shift to a wireless system in order to avoid making holes in the frame. So, the rule of thumb is to contact the security provider before asking installers to start working.
- Window Covers- Shutters, Blinds and Awning
The next important arrangement involves hiring someone to re-install shutters, blinds or awnings after vinyl windows are replaced. Obviously, everybody would think why would the installer put them in position? Well, it’s not necessary that someone, who specializes in manufacturing and installing window covers, can also possess hands-on skills for replacement. Yes, every area needs separate skills and expertise that are not commonly available at one place. So, it’s better to already find a qualified contractor before it’s too late.
- Protect Electronics and Furniture
The last thing to do before vinyl window replacement is to maintain cleanliness in the home. Since different window companies offer certain customer services to keep the work site clean, homeowners have to figure out what types of services they actually need. Brooms, vacuums and drop sheets are standard elements to keep things clean but, are they efficient to resist finer construction debris as well? Considering the fact that modern vinyl windows are not only installed from outside, chances to have fine debris inside are significantly high. Yes, homeowners cannot cordon off the area for any activity, especially when furniture is present. Homeowners have to be extra careful for their safety and cover them with linen so that they are not damaged in any way. Also, electronics need the same level of attention.
In order to ensure proper window replacement with no time wastage, homeowners have to adopt proactive approach and prepare their place before the installers arrive. They have to remove drapes, blinds and cover/move furniture to avoid possible damages. They cannot simply sit at one room and expect workers to make everything right. They have to do some efforts as well since it’s not just about keeping the valuables safe. Owners have to realize that home’s overall appearance depends on every single thing present inside and therefore, it must remain in good condition.