Window replacements–or any home improvement project for that matter–can get messy. However, taking a few precautions beforehand can help you minimize construction waste and make clean-up a lot easier. Comfort King Windows & Doors, home of the best windows around, lists these precautions below.
Close All the Doors
Dust can quickly spread throughout your home during a window replacement. Close all your doors to help contain dust on the job site.
Point a Fan Toward an Open Door
However, if there’s a door that leads outside nearby, open it and point a fan toward it. This should get rid of most of the dust in your home. Don’t forget to check the weather first, though, as strong winds can blow the dust back inside.
Move All Electronics and Furniture to Another Room
Before they start removing your old windows, contractors will lay down drop cloths over your floors and mattresses. These drop cloths protect your floors and furniture from dust, but not debris, which is why you should move your furniture and electronic devices to another room. Don’t have enough space inside? Consider renting a portable storage container for the duration of your window replacement project.
Remove Window Accessories and Picture Frames
You can expect your walls to do a lot of shaking when you get new windows installed, so it’s a good idea to remove pictures frames and anything else hanging on your wall to prevent them from falling down and possibly breaking. It’d also be wise to remove curtains, draperies, sheers, shades, blinds and other window treatments to get them out of the way for the installation crew.
Clear the Area Near Your Windows
In addition to furniture and valuables, you should also clear everything else from the area near your windows and the walkways outside. This will allow your contractors to move around more easily, which can help speed up their work.
Vet Your Contractor
To ensure that your replacement windows are installed properly, make certain to only hire a qualified contractor. Reputable window experts will also have processes in place for quick and thorough clean-ups to make your window installation as hassle-free as possible.
Comfort King Windows & Doors, a contractor with over four decades’ worth of experience, offers window replacement services you can count on. To get a free estimate, call us at (613) 526-4550 or leave us a message here. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Ottawa and surrounding areas.