You want your Citrus Heights, CA replacement windows to go in as smoothly and quickly as possible. You can save both time and money by preparing for the installation process in advance. No matter what season of the year you are having your windows replaced, there are things you can do to speed the process along and help the installers once they arrive. Here are a few ways to prepare for the installation process:
Clean Around Windows
It sounds silly to clean before window installation, but dust and pollen can actually cause problems with the caulk if they get mixed together so dust and clean around the windowsills both inside and out to have things as dust-free as you can.
Remove Window Coverings
Whether you have up curtains, blinds, or another window covering, it will have to come down. Most of the time, the hardware can stay behind, but you’ll want to ask the installation company to be sure.
If you have a security system in place, deactivate any sensors that are on the windows before the installation team arrives.
While many installers will use drop cloths, you might want some plastic sheeting or other covers over certain areas to keep things as free of dust and debris as possible. You can consult with your individual company about that as well.
Cut Back Landscaping
If you have tree branches, bushes, or other things near the windows, you will want to cut those back, so the installers can get close to the windows and do their job. You’ll also want to take down any decorations inside or out that might be on the windows.
Create a clear path from your front door to the windows and move furniture that you have settled against the windows or on nearby walls. If you can’t move some things, most installers are happy to help you with that process. But the more you can do before they arrive, the sooner they can get to the job at hand.
Secure Little Ones
Before the installation begins, make sure children and pets are secure and out of danger, away from the work space. Installers carry heavy items and have major tools. Everyone needs to stay clear of them so no one gets hurt.
No matter what the season is, if you need replacement windows in Citrus Heights, CA, the process will go quickly and more smoothly if you prepare for the installation in advance. IF you need more tips or want to get direct advice from your installers, contact The Window and Door Shop, Inc. by calling (916) 252-4100. You can also visit with us in person at 1717 Bell St, Sacramento, CA 95825. We’re happy to help you every step of the way from the very beginning, all the way through installation and beyond. The installation isn’t the end game. We’ll answer questions about maintenance in the future if you have them as well. We’re here to help in every possible way.