Window replacement is different from other kinds of remodeling projects and knowing what goes on during this process can help you prepare for it. In this blog, replacement window and roof company ReNew Home Designs shares an overview of how a typical window replacement goes.
Depending on the homeowner’s agreement with the window replacement contractor, they may help move furniture and valuables away from the windows on the day of installation. The homeowner may choose to move these items before installation date to save time. The installers may install drop cloths and temporary paths around the window areas to minimize the chances of damage to the walls and flooring.
Whereas roofing contractors remove the entire roof where they begin installation, window installers can replace windows one at a time. This method—as opposed to removing all windows in the house at once—is preferable for several reasons. It requires fewer installers, lets the homeowners focus on the work being conducted and minimizes air leaks. If a window contractor intends to remove all windows at once, make sure the wall openings are covered until the new windows are ready to install.
There are two ways to replace a window depending on the condition of the frames. If it’s in good condition, only the sashes and trim need to be replaced. This method is called insert replacement. A full frame replacement is needed if the frames are warped or damaged. In case of the latter, the installers may also perform structural repairs to the wall opening before the new windows are installed.
Window replacement on an average-sized home takes about an entire day to complete. Structural repairs, complicated window styles, or a large number of windows may stretch installation to the next day. Installers are supposed to clear the work areas after installation. However, you have to clarify if their clean-up process includes old window disposal, as you may need to arrange for it separately.
ReNew Home Designs is your leading provider of roofing and window replacement services. Give us a call at (410) 415-1226 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Ellicott City and Columbia, MD.