Installing new windows in your home can be exciting, but also overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make and technologies to consider. But deciding on the right products is just the beginning. Once you have finished your consultation and ordered your new windows it is time to start preparing your home for window replacement in Skokie, IL. There are several things you can do to get your home ready so installers can work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Clear a Path for the Installation Team
Installing new windows requires some traipsing back and forth through your home while workers remove the old window, install the new one, and clean up the space. It is important to clear a pathway in and out of your home so installers have easy access free of obstructions. So make sure the day before installation you clear away any toys, rugs, cords, or obstacles that could trip them up or slow them down.
Make Room around your Windows
In addition to clearing a path, you also want to make room around your windows both inside and outside your home. Remove any window treatments, wall hangings, or shutters that might get in the way. You should also move any indoor or outdoor furniture that is in close proximity to your windows. You should also consider removing any flower pots or smaller plants. Not only will this make the installation process easier, but it will also help keep your property clean and reduce the risk of accidental damage.
Cover your Furniture
Professional installers often provide their own drop cloths for floors and some furniture. But there will be some construction dust and they may not be able to cover everything. So it might be wise for you to take the extra precaution and cover your own furniture if you have any sheeting or blankets you don’t mind washing. And if you have questions about what the team plans to cover, simply contact the company and ask. They will be able to give you information on their policies and clear instructions about what you should and should not cover.
Access to Outlets
Window installation does require the use of specialized tools, some of which require power. It may seem like a small thing, but if you give workers easy access to your outlets it can make a world of difference on how smoothly your project runs.
Contact Your Security Company
If you have contact alarms on any of your doors and windows you should contact your security company and let them know your plans for installation. At the very least they can deactivate your alarms until the project is complete. They might even disable and remove your alarms and replace them when your new windows are in place.
If you are looking for quality installation for window replacement in Skokie, IL contact Scientific Home Services, Ltd. We can get you on the schedule and get your new windows in before the real heat of summer overtakes us. For more information stop by 5639 W. Howard St. Niles, IL 60714. Or to set up an appointment call (847) 752-0370.