How To Prepare Your Home on the Day of Your Window Installation

If you’re in need of residential window installation, nothing beats the efficiency and accuracy of professional glazing contractors. Installing double-pane windows can be tricky to DIY, so it’s always best to choose industry experts. Before the glazing contractors arrive at your home, however, you’ll need to properly prepare your home for the window installation services. If you have an appointment for window installation or repair, follow these steps before your glazing contractors begin the job.

Clear Access to Windows and Doors

Your glazing contractors will need ample space to complete the window installation process, so you’ll need to clear adequate room around the windows beforehand. Generally, your technicians will need two feet in front of each window to work.

Remove any furniture, plants, or area rugs from the window area, and collect any loose papers or lightweight items in the room that could be disturbed by the wind. While your technicians will place drop cloths in the room to minimize the mess, it’s still a good idea to cover any electronics, such as televisions or computers, to protect them from dust and debris. Clearing the area will not only make your glazing contractor’s job easier, but it will also protect your possessions and ensure they aren’t damaged during the window installation process.

Remove Window Coverings

It’s not just the floor area that needs to be cleared; taking down window treatments and coverings is crucial as well. Discuss with your contractor whether it’s necessary for you to take down any curtains or blinds on the affected window. They’ll generally need them to be removed, but in some cases, it may be best to leave them up if there’s a risk of damage or injury. 

At the very least, however, you should remove any wall decorations in the area, such as photos. Vibrations from the window installation process could cause items along the wall to fall and possibly break, so remove any photos and other hangings from the wall and store them in a safe location during the window installation process.

Confirm Arrival and Departure Times

Your window installation professionals will typically work traditional business hours of 8-9 a.m. through 4-5 p.m., depending on the distance traveled and the scheduling of any other projects. However, if you need the installers to arrive after or leave before a specific time, make sure to let the company know when scheduling the appointment.

If you have any last-minute scheduling conflicts or feel that bad weather could be on the way, call your glazing contractor at least one hour before their scheduled arrival time to let them know that you’d like to reschedule for a better day. A high-quality window installation expert will always accommodate your requests whenever possible.

Review the Completed Window Installation

Once your home has been prepped and your installers have arrived, you can go about your day as usual. Whether you need to run errands, go to work, or simply want to relax at home, you don’t need to be present for the installation process if you don’t feel it’s necessary.

However, it is important to be present once the job is completed so you can inspect the work and ensure your satisfaction. If you aren’t happy with the job performed, make sure to let the crew leader know and schedule another appointment for fixes. If you have any questions that arise during the window installation process, you’re always encouraged to ask the crew leader for any clarification necessary at any step in the process.

Taking the time to prepare your home for window installation will not only make your glazing contractors appreciative, but it will also help the job to be completed more efficiently. If you need double-pane windows installed and want a professional and trustworthy glazing contractor, look no further than Golden Glass. 

Golden Glass has served Orange County homeowners for more than 35 years, with our family-owned headquarters located right in the heart of Fullerton, CA. If you’d like to learn more about Golden Glass and our residential window installation services, including double-pane windows, fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 800-64-GLASS to speak with a team member today.