So you made the decision to have new windows installed–congratulations! You’ve taken an important step in improving your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, and overall value. Once you have a date on the calendar, you might be wondering what comes next. We’ll go over each step of the window installation process so that you know what to expect.
Step 1: Find measurements
Before your new windows are installed, you must obtain the precise measurements. Having the proper dimensions for the window opening is essential for providing an airtight, long-lasting seal and protection against various weather conditions throughout the year.
First, your contractor will inspect your windows and note any details that may affect the installation, including the casing and frames. Then, they’ll measure the width and height and make adjustments for fitting. After the contractor collects the measurements, they will order what you need from the manufacturer.
Step 2: Strip windows
As you get ready for your upcoming window replacement appointment, there are some ways you can prepare your home. Remove all window treatments including shades, blinds, and decorations before the installers arrive to allow easy access.
Step 3: Clear space
Determine how much space the installers will need to work. Reposition any furniture that may get in the way and remove fragile items from wall shelves. The installation crew will lay down drop cloths to protect the floors of your home.
Step 4: Prioritize safety
Make sure to keep young children and family pets securely away from the area during the installation process.
Step 5: Review the order
When the installers arrive, meet with the project lead and review each window to ensure they meet your requirements.
Step 6: Out with the old, in with the new
The team will remove old windows and place them outside to dispose of old materials. Then the new windows are set in place, secured, and installed. The installers will make sure to check their work and ensure the windows are properly aligned and sealed.
Step 7: Follow up
Your window company will follow up a finished project with a call or visit to make sure that you’re satisfied with the work. If you have any concerns or questions about the work or materials, this is your opportunity to bring them up.
How Long Does Installation Take?
Installing replacement windows can take as little as 30–60 minutes per window. Skilled window installers will be able to replace 10 to 15 windows per day. The entire process will depend on how many windows you’re replacing and if they have unique, customized attributes.
Homezone Windows: Michigan’s Most Trusted Window Replacement
Homezone makes durable, energy efficient windows made for Michigan weather. Keep your home insulated and comfortable whatever the weather. We guarantee safety, security, and efficiency for every project. Contact us for a no-pressure estimate, and we’ll work together to find a solution that fits your budget.