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The Window Installation Process: How Homeowners Can Prepare

Atlanta Window InstallersAt North Georgia Replacement Windows, we put our customer first. The following tips are things that every homeowner should consider when they are having any window work done to ensure that their property is protected and that their daily schedule is impacted as little as possible.

  • Move any pictures, mirrors, and other items in neighboring rooms away from walls adjacent to the installation area. You don’t want vibrations from the construction to break them.
  • Decide how active you want to be in the design process. Some people want to be involved in every single choice. Others want their contractor to explain the options and then they can simply choose. It will be important to let your contractor know how involved you want to be—it will help them determine how they should work with you.
  • You should ask the contractor the order in which the windows in the various rooms will be done. If one is a room you use daily, perhaps you can arrange for it to be done quickly while you’re out on errands or working from another room.
  • Remove all necessities and valuables from wherever the work is being done so you have better access to them. It’s a good idea to remove items that could get broken (such as a valuable vase) from the immediate area where windows are being replaced. Contractors are used to working around furnishings, but it never hurts to give them more space and take extra precautions.
  • Make plans to keep pets and children as isolated as possible from the work area. While contractors are used to working around people, distractions such as children and pets will only slow the job down and could even prove dangerous. You don’t want children and pets running around in rooms where people are carrying windows with large panes of glass.
  • Take down all curtains, blinds, and any other window treatments, and check your yard for any plants or bushes that may need to be trimmed away from the windows. The replacement crew will need about two feet of space in front of each window, so go ahead and prepare this area for them. This will reduce the amount of time it takes the workers to install your windows, which will also save you money if you are being charged by the hour.
  • Remove any security sensors from the windows, and turn off your security system. Contact your security company to inform them that you are installing new windows and will need them to reconnect the alarms once the windows are installed.

Don’t let your old windows keep costing you energy savings and more. Replace them affordably, efficiently, and beautifully today! Call us at 770.888.1604 to learn more.

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