Have you decided to replace your windows and doors? If so, it’s a good idea to know what happens during the door and window replacement process. People are often concerned about how long a door or window replacement can take. They worry about bugs or dirt coming in during the process. However, both processes are efficient and usually don’t take too much time. In fact, unless you’re having every window in your home replaced, many replacement projects only take a workday to complete.
Read on for more information on window and door replacements, as well as some information on how to best prepare your home.
More about the replacement process
As mentioned above, window and door replacements usually only take a few hours. That said, larger jobs will require more time, especially if you’re having many windows and doors replaced. It usually takes several weeks after ordering for the new windows and doors to come in. Your window technician should be able to offer an estimate on the timeline.
There are many factors that could determine the timeline for your window and door replacement, including weather and the condition of your existing doors and windows. The process usually only requires a small crew that will work on one door or window at a time.
Remove all fragile items
Professional installation technicians are always careful during the replacement process, but accidents can always occur. That’s why it’s a good idea to remove any fragile objects near the workspace, which could include ceramic decorations, lamps and more. You might also want to consider removing any blinds and curtains you want to preserve.
Provide plenty of space
While window and door replacements are efficient, they require plenty of room. That’s why it’s important to clear space for your installation specialists to work. Remove any objects that might hinder the use of ladders and other tools. These objects could include furniture, shoe racks, lawn decorations and more. It’s also best to keep any small children and pets out of the way. This will help ensure everyone’s safety.
Check your windows and doors after replacement
If you’re working with a reputable windows and doors company, you should have nothing to worry about. That said, it’s still a good idea to double-check their work, as even professionals can make mistakes. After a window or door has been replaced, look for any cracks or scratches.
You don’t want to pay for a brand-new window or door only to find out that it was damaged during the replacement process. It’s also important to make sure all windows and doors were properly sealed. Gaps in the seals could cause cool or warm air to escape, which will reduce the energy efficiency of your home.
Having new doors and windows installed in your home is always exciting. That said, informing yourself on the process could alleviate any concerns you might have. It’s also important to work with a company that will provide excellent communication.
If you need to schedule door or window replacement, contact the experts at Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. to learn more about what we can do for you.