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Posted on Apr 26, 2018 by Sam Heer

How to Get Your Home Improvement Projects Done Right

The success of every home improvement project hinges on two things: how well your service provider delivers and how much you involve yourself in the entire process as well. As a homeowner, it is easy to think that simply hiring someone and paying them to do a job is all it takes to improve a home. What you bring to the table, however, is just as important. Let’s take replacing windows as an example. How do you make sure that such a project gets done the right way?

How to Get Your Home Improvement Projects Done Right

Consultations and Measurements

When you hire someone to work on a faulty window and they come in ready to tear it down, you probably don’t want them to work for you. True experts will start by sitting down with you and inspecting the problem. You will set goals with them, such as what designs you want to use, what materials are needed, how long the work is going to take and how much money it will cost you, among others.

The Installation

Installing replacement windows also requires paying attention to the rest of your home. Your installer is responsible for maintaining safety for you and your belongings. Check that all furniture adjacent to the work area are moved far from it before any construction work begins.

It also helps to be on hand for when any issues come up during the actual installation. Adjustments are sometimes needed and deviations from initial cost estimates and project plans should be discussed with you before any of them are done.

Wrapping Up

Don’t let your installers leave without cleaning up. Their responsibilities include clearing your home of all debris and leaving it looking better than it was before they came. All your things should also be put back to their original places.

When it comes to replacement windows, make sure you work only with the best. Start planning your next home improvement project with experts like Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois. Call us at (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in and around Springfield and Decatur, IL.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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