The window replacement process is considerably different from most types of remodeling. While most of the work will be done by your window contractor, knowing the process nevertheless will help you prepare for unexpected changes to the project. In this blog, replacement window and roof installers Kearns Brothers shares an overview of a typical window replacement timeline.
Window replacement usually requires two installers, one indoors and another outdoors. This means all areas around the windows must be clear of furniture and valuables. While most contractors will help you move them on installation day, more than a few homeowners prefer to move the windows themselves days ahead to save time on installation day. Your window contractor will call you a day ahead of the installation date to confirm the appointment.Window Installation
Generally, home improvement companies send several installers for remodeling work, but for window replacements, a two-man team is enough to finish installation work in a day. Preparations such as placing drop cloths and installing temporary paths around the windows take little time.
Unlike roof replacement projects where everything needs to be removed at the same time, windows can be replaced one at a time. This method minimizes air leaks and helps maintain your home’s energy efficiency. Imagine if the project requires two days to install: leaving windowless walls overnight would mean more work to cover them with plastic sheeting and whoever’s occupying those rooms will need to sleep somewhere else until the project is finished.After Installation
Once installation is finished, all windows will undergo a thorough quality inspection. Anything that’s not up to manufacturer standards will need to be corrected before the installation is pronounced as complete. You will also receive a demonstration of its features, as well as care and maintenance tips. Your contractor will follow up a day or two to collect remaining payments and complete the warranty registration.