How to prepare your home for replacement windows

By 20th February 2018 Double Glazing, uPVC Windows

When you choose to invest in replacement windows for your home, it’s understandable that you want the process to be smooth and hassle-free. When you choose reputable glazing professionals to install your replacement windows, the work will be carried out as efficiently as possible. Of course, there are always preparations that you can make to ensure that your replacement window installation can get off the ground without delay. Here are just a few.

Window replacement guides: preparing your home for window installationsClear access to the windows

Your chosen glazing installer will need to be able to get to your windows easily. Not only that, but they need to be able to get in and out of the house with your windows (the old ones and the replacement ones). By clearing the area around your windows, and creating a safe and clutter-free path in and out of the house, your glazing installer will be able to arrive and get on with the work immediately, without having to spend time clearing the area.

Remove curtains, blinds and security sensors

Before the glazing installer arrives, it is immensely helpful if you take down any window dressings, such as curtains, blinds and shutters. If your window furnishings are a bit tricky to remove, such as venetian blinds, then the glazing installer will be able to help you. You can also remove any security sensors that are on the windows, so that they don’t go off when the windows are removed! Again, this is something that the glazing installers can help with, but it makes the whole process more efficient and hassle-free if it is done ahead of time.

Cover up your furniture

Removing old windows and installing replacement ones can be a dusty process. The frames need to be sanded, the glue from the old windows needs to be scraped away, and painting is often required. While professional glazing installers will protect the flooring and the surrounding area of the room with cloths and covers, you might like to add extra protection to your furniture, floors and possessions. Perhaps remove any particularly valuable loose items from the room for your own peace of mind and cover up your furniture. Doing this will make it quicker and easier to clean up after installation too!

Here at Merton Windows, we always ensure that your replacement windows are fitted as smoothly and efficiently as possible – whether or not you’ve made preparations for the installation. If you live in Vauxhall, Shepherd’s Bush, Wandsworth or a surrounding area of London or Surrey, simply contact us today for a free, no-obligation quotation for the work.