Long-lasting performance isn’t guaranteed merely by choosing high-quality windows; how they’re installed on your home matters too. If the work isn’t done properly, even the highest quality window can fail, resulting in additional costs to you. That’s why hiring a pro is always a better choice than taking the DIY route. Professional work can eliminate the potential for mistakes, which can, in turn, ensure your new units perform as expected. Here’s what the window replacement process looks like:
- Scheduling an estimate. Your window contractor should promptly attend to your inquiry and set an appointment to visit your home at a time convenient for you.
- Custom pre-installation measurements. Your contractor will visit your home to inspect your windows’ condition thoroughly and take notes and precise measurements to ensure a perfect fit.
- Window design and customization. Customization provides half the fun when you have your windows replaced. Choosing a trim color, hardware option and finish, and a grille pattern are things your design team can work closely with you on. This’ll help ensure your replacement units match with your home’s style and exterior color scheme.
- Installation day. Armed with the proper measurements, expect the installation crew to come to your home on time, ready for the job ahead and equipped with every tool needed for the fast and efficient completion of the job.
- Protecting your home. They should carefully remove furniture and valuables from the work area to avoid damage. They should lay down drop cloths and wear protective footwear to minimize the tracking of dirt and creating a mess in your home.
- Actual window installation. The window installation work should be relatively easy if pre-installation measurements were taken. Any warping should be dealt with appropriately, and the windows re-aligned and re-adjusted to ensure they’re level and fit properly. Check that the windows open and close smoothly.
- Applying finishing touches. A special foam is used to insulate your new windows, but because the foam itself can be an eyesore, the crew should make sure to cover it up completely with window trim.
- Post-installation cleanup. As a final step, your installer should clean the new windows, remove the accumulated debris, put furniture back in place, and take away the old windows for proper disposal.