How to Prepare for Your New Window Installation

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Congratulations on choosing your new windows and getting ready for the installation process! We understand that preparing for a window installation can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry—we’re here to help. In this practical guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to prepare for your new window installation. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Contact ALDA Windows and Doors

The initial step in preparing for your new window installation is to get in touch with our experienced team at ALDA Windows and Doors. Reach out to us to discuss your specific needs, preferences, and any concerns you may have. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process and provide expert advice to help you make informed decisions.

During this phone call, we will assess your current windows, evaluate your requirements, and recommend suitable options for replacement windows that align with your style, energy efficiency goals, and budget. If you already have your new windows selected then this is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions about the installation process.

Step 2: Remove Blinds, Curtains, and Alarms

To expedite the installation process, remove blinds, curtains, and other window treatments from the windows being replaced. These items can obstruct the access required by the installation team and may hinder their ability to work efficiently. Removing them beforehand allows the installers to focus on the installation process without the need for additional steps.

Additionally, if your windows are equipped with alarms or security systems, it is important to contact your security company and arrange for temporary disconnection during the window replacement. This ensures that the installation can proceed smoothly without triggering any alarms or causing unnecessary interruptions.

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Step 4: Clear Space Around Windows

Before the scheduled installation day, take the time to carefully assess the area around each window. Identify any furniture or objects that may obstruct access or pose a challenge during the installation process. It’s particularly important to pay attention to delicate or valuable items such as pianos, antiques, or fragile furnishings.

Consider creating a designated temporary storage area within your home for the displaced furniture and objects. This will help keep them protected and out of the way during the installation. If necessary, enlist the help of friends or family members to safely move heavier or bulkier items.

Step 5: Protect Your Furnishings

As window installation involves various construction activities, it’s important to take steps to protect your furniture and walls from potential damage or dust accumulation. Cover beds, couches, and other furniture items near the windows with drop cloths or old sheets. These protective coverings will act as a barrier, shielding your furniture from dust and debris during the installation process.

To prevent accidental damage to your wall hangings, it’s advisable to remove pictures, artwork, and other wall decorations in the vicinity of the windows undergoing installation. Vibrations from the construction work can cause these items to shift or fall, potentially resulting in breakage. Safely store these items in a secure location until the installation is complete.

Step 6: Plan for Kids, Pets, and Home Life

As your home undergoes the window installation process, it’s crucial to consider the well-being of your children, pets, and the overall flow of your household routine. Determine designated safe areas where children and pets can be separated from the installation area. This might involve temporarily relocating them to a specific room, or section of your yard, or arranging for them to spend time at a family member’s house.

Window installation projects can generate noise and create a temporary disruption to your daily routine. Consider adjusting your schedule to accommodate the installation activities. For instance, you may want to plan activities outside the home during particularly noisy phases of the project or adjust nap times for young children. Communicate any specific concerns or time constraints to your ALDA contractor so they can plan the installation accordingly.

how to prepare for your new window installation

Step 7: Clear the Outside Space

As you anticipate the installation of your new windows, it’s important to consider the outside space surrounding your home. The approach to window installation, whether from the inside or outside, may impact the access required by the installation crew. If your windows are being installed from the outside, taking a few steps to clear the area will ensure a smooth and efficient process.

Start by evaluating the space immediately around the windows scheduled for replacement. Take note of any shrubs, plants, or lawn furniture that may obstruct the installation crew’s access to the windows. It’s advisable to trim back shrubs and remove any furniture, decorations, or other items that are in close proximity to the windows.

Step 8: Schedule a Walk-Through

Before the installation begins, plan a walk-through with your ALDA contractor to ensure a thorough understanding of the project and address any remaining concerns. This step serves as a final opportunity for both parties to align their expectations and clarify specific requirements.

Once your new windows have been installed, it is recommended to complete another walk-through with your ALDA contractor to inspect the finished work and ensure that it meets your expectations. Examine the newly installed windows closely, checking for proper alignment, secure fittings, and smooth operation. If there are any cosmetic details or functional aspects that need attention, it is important to communicate them to your contractor on the installation date for prompt adjustments.

prepare for your window installation

By following these practical steps, you’ll be well-prepared for your upcoming window installation. ALDA Windows and Doors is committed to providing excellent service and high-quality products. We are confident that you’ll enjoy your new windows for years to come. Should you have any further questions or need assistance, our team is always here to help.

Remember, preparation is key to a successful window installation. Contact ALDA Windows and Doors today to get started on your home improvement journey.

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