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Preparation Tips for Your Window Replacement Project

Preparation Tips for Your Window Replacement Project

Have you decided to replace your home windows with newer, more energy-efficient ones? Congratulations! You’re on your way to improving your home’s aesthetic and reducing your heating and cooling bills by improving window insulation. Installing new windows is quite the home improvement project and involves a professional with expertly trained skills and the ability to pay close attention to details.

Though your window installation technician knows what they’re doing and will get your windows installed smoothly and timely, there are some things you can do to prepare for installation day. Keep reading to learn about some preparation tips for your window replacement project so you can be better prepared for the big day.


Clear & Clean the Space Near Windows

Some homeowners opt to place couches, chairs, and tables directly under or near windows in their living rooms and bedrooms to get the most out of the natural light in the room. Though it’s great having a view of the outdoors as you sit and relax on your couch, you’ll want to clear the space near your windows to allow ample room for installation day. Move all furniture that sits directly below or near all windows that are being replaced to allow enough room for the installers to work.

You’ll also want to move plants directly on the windowsill or ones that hang vertically near the windows, toys your children may have placed on the windowsill, and any other decorations or items in the space near the windows. Also, take a gentle cleaner and wipe down the windowsills and windows for a clean workspace.


Remove All Window Treatments

Before your window installation date, remove all window treatments so the installation crew can access the entire window without having anything in the way. Remove all the following window treatments:


  • Blinds
  • Curtains
  • Drapery
  • Shades

Removing all window treatments before installation day will give the installation crew unobstructed access to all window components without removing any themselves, saving them time. Be sure to store your window treatments in a safe space away from the installation site – keeping them away will keep them cleaner so they don’t trap dirt and debris during installation.


Protect the Floors

Sometimes things can get messy during the window installation process. Dust can kick up or fall directly underneath the window onto your floors. Your installation crew should protect your floors from harm, but just in case, lay a cloth or old sheet down underneath the floors to prevent damage during the installation project.


Disable the Security System

Some security systems can detect when windows are opened in the house. When the installation crew arrives, disable your security system. It’ll prevent your security system from going off and alarming authorities and will allow the installation crew to access your windows without a literal alarming sound.


Keep Kids & Pets Safe

We want the best for our kids and pets, so keep them safe before the installation. Pets tend to get excited when someone new comes over and can accidentally get in the way. Children are also curious and want to explore anything new and we don’t want anyone to get hurt. 


When you know the installation crew is coming, keep pets safely and securely in a crate or a separate room. Likewise, keep your children with you and occupied during the installation. Depending on how many windows are being replaced, it can take a while for the entire process from start to finish, so keeping kids and pets safe allows the installation crew to install the new windows promptly and keeps your loved ones safe.


Contact Your Window Installation Company

Ideally, the window installation company you hire for your window replacement project would contact you before installation day to confirm the day and time they’ll be arriving. If not, contact the window installation company to confirm yourself. Doing so will ensure everyone is on the same page about the date and time of arrival so you can be prepared.


Window Replacement Projects are Easy with One Stop Home Improvement Shop

One Stop Home Improvement Shop offers the best window upgrades for your home in Lynchburg, offering a variety of styles to complement your home’s unique style while offering exceptional energy efficiency. Our MountainView Windows meet and exceed all ENERGY STAR® standards. With a multi-chambered frame design and premium glass packages and glass fills, there are plenty of options. 


No matter your budget or style, we have replacement windows that perfectly fit your home and offer superior protection while eliminating drafts. Our MountainView replacement options are available in various styles, including slider, casement, awning, double-hung, and more to complement your home’s style. Whether you have a colonial, prairie, ranch, craftsman, or modern-style home, let us help you find the perfect windows to brighten your living spaces.


Our window replacement service is easy, starting with a free estimate. We’ll assess your current windows, offer suggestions for window replacement, and give you a detailed estimate based on your needs. Finding the perfect window fit is easy when hiring One Stop Home Improvement Shop.


Before your installation day, we’ll give you tips on how to prepare so you can rest easy on the day of installation. A friendly member of our staff will also contact you to confirm the installation day and time of arrival so there are no hiccups along the way.

One Stop Home Improvement Shop can help with all your home improvement needs, whether you need help with an insurance claim or a quote for installing a new roof or gutter system. We’re here to help every step of the way throughout the entire process. Contact us today for a free consultation!




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