Here are a few simple things you can do to prepare your home for the installation and speed things up for when the crew arrives: You have decided to move forward with Westminster, CA replacement windows.
Prepare the Outside
Crews will work both inside and outside your home. So if you have outdoor furniture or potted plants below any of your windows you should move those out of the way so the installation team has plenty of room to work.
Clear a Path Inside
As installers work from room to room they will need access both inside and outside your home. This means making room by moving furniture away from the windows, but also moving things that could trip them up in the walkways. Remove rugs, cords, and any loose items blocking the hallways.
Take Down Drapes and Wall Hangings
Do you have blinds, drapes, curtains, or shades you intend to use once your new windows are in place? Then you will want to carefully remove these items before installation and store them somewhere out of the way. If you leave them up that is one more thing the installation crew will have to handle, and it can delay the process.
Cover the Furniture
Despite the best efforts of the installers, window replacement is messy. It requires a lot of scraping, sanding, gluing, and sanding. There will be construction dust and debris floating around during the process. The crew will take every precaution to keep your space as clean as possible and tidy up when the installation is complete. That said, it wouldn’t hurt to cover some of your own furniture. You can use a drop cloth, plastic sheeting, or old sheets and blankets to help catch some of the mess.
Make Outlets Accessible
This isn’t something a lot of homeowners consider but is endlessly helpful for the installation crew. If they have easy access to your outlets they can work quickly and efficiently from room to room without having to search everywhere and move things around to plug in their tools.
Call Your Security Company
Do you have detectors on your windows and doors? Then you want to make sure you notify your security company about the installation. They can deactivate your system and re-activate it when your new windows are in place.
Be There to Unlock the Doors
Last, but not least, you want to schedule your installation for days where you can be there to let workers in and out of your home. That way you can walk through with the job foreman to make sure everything is on track for the installation.
If you have more questions about the installation process or how to prepare your home for replacement windows in Westminster, CA contact us. You can call (714) 220-3939 or sit down with one of our experts at 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720. The experts at Seaport Windows and Doors are professional and courteous, keeping customers informed during every step of the process.