Before you get a Los Altos, CA windows replacement, there are a few things you’ll need to take care of inside and outside of your home to make the windows replacement easier and faster.
The first thing you’ll need to do in preparation for a windows replacement is to move everything away from the windows. Inside your home, this will include couches, tables, chairs, beds, dressers, and any other furniture that may be by the windows that are being replaced. Don’t forget to take windows decorations off both inside and outside of your home as well. Since ladders or scaffolding may be needed for windows replacement work outside, you should also be sure that all lawn furniture is moved out of the way.
If you’re doing windows replacement on your whole house and you don’t have a lot of storage space, you might want to consider renting a portable storage container to store the moved household items in for the duration of the windows replacement. Not only will this get things out of the way for the windows replacement, but it will also protect your household items from getting dirty or potentially being damaged during the windows replacement.
The next thing you’ll need to do to prepare for a windows replacement is to remove window treatments from all the windows being replaced. This includes shades, drapes, blinds, curtains, and sheers. You should not need to remove the window treatment hardware for the windows replacement, but be sure to confirm that.
Another thing that needs to be done to get ready for a windows replacement is the removal of wall decorations, such as clocks, pictures, plaques, etc., that are near the windows, so they don’t get damaged or broken during the replacement of your windows. Not only will the workers be moving around a lot, but it’s not uncommon for the removal and installation of replacement windows to shake the walls a little and knock things loose from the wall.
Windows replacement is dirty work and you’ll want to protect your floors and furniture. So, the next thing you’ll want to do for a windows replacement is to cover your floors and furniture with drop cloths or sheets so they stay clean. Before you do this, however, make sure that you coordinate with your windows replacement company. They may have helpful tips for the best way to do this or they may want to do this step themselves for liability reasons.
The workers doing your windows replacement will need access to your home if you will not be there during the windows replacement. Make sure they have access via a key in a safe place or a special code if you have a keyless entry system so they are not held up from doing their work because you are not home. Be sure to remove the key or delete the code after they’ve completed the windows replacement for their protection and yours.
If you want to know more about how to prepare for a Los Gatos, CA windows replacement, talk with our knowledgeable staff members at California Custom Creations. You can call us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.