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Preparing for Replacement Windows

For the installation of replacement windows in San Jose, CA, there are some things that you can do in advance of the installation to make the replacement windows installation smoother and faster.

One of the things that you want to do before your replacement windows are installed is to get everything away from the windows that are being replaced. This may mean moving couches, chairs, beds, dressers, and other furniture away from the windows so that the installers have enough room to easily install the replacement windows. If the way to the windows is not cleared before the installers arrive with your new replacement windows, then the installation will be delayed until everything can be moved out of the way.

Don’t forget to keep a clear path between the rooms where the replacement windows are being installed and the outside of your home. The installers will be carrying the new replacement windows inside the house and carrying the old windows outside the house, so they need a safe and clear pathway to be able to do that.

Another thing that you’ll need to do before your replacement window installation is to remove the window coverings from all the windows that will be replaced. For most window coverings, this simply means moving the covering itself by slipping it off of or out of its hardware. In the case of window shutters, you may need to remove the hardware itself. You can check with your window coverings company to see if they have a service to professionally remove the window shutters while the windows are being replaced and then reinstall them once the replacement windows are in.

It’s also a good idea to remove any artwork, mirrors, or any other decorations that are hanging near your windows that are being replaced. While window installers are professional and take all possible precautions to not break or damage anything, something on the walls may accidentally get hit and fall off, leaving it chipped or broken.

A third thing that you’ll need to do to get ready for your replacement windows installation is to cover furniture and floors in the rooms where the windows will be replaced. When the old windows are removed and the new windows are installed, a lot of dust will naturally accumulate. Your professional window installers will lay down a drop cloth and keep things as clean and neat as possible, but by covering furniture and flooring while windows are being replaced, you save yourself additional cleanup after the replacement windows installation is completed.

The window installers will need access to your home. If no one will be home when the windows are being replaced, then you will need to make arrangements with the installers to make sure they have access to get in and do the installation. Be sure to let them know which gates and doors to use to gain entry to the house, and make sure that your security systems are deactivated. Pets should be in a secure location where they can’t accidentally get out of the house and where they will be far enough away from the noise associated with the windows installation that they will not be fearful or anxious.

To learn more about the installation of replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can talk with our expert team at California Custom Creations. You can see us at 1406 Melwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95118, or you can call us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.

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