Steps to Proper Window Replacement – Part I: Pre-Installation and Preparation

Steps to Proper Window Replacement – Part I: Pre-Installation and Preparation

December 09, 2015

Let us be outright with you: how well your replacement window performs will only be as good as its installation. Proper installation can prevent problems such as air leakage and condensation buildup, and protect the windows from water and moisture damage that’s why it is important that you entrust your window replacement project to someone who knows what they are doing, someone who understands what proper window replacement entails.

In this blog series, we will take a closer look at the ideal steps to a proper and successful window replacement. Let’s start with the pre-installation and preparation procedures.

Pre-Installation: Taking Custom Measurements

A replacement window must snugly fit into the opening or frame for it to perform as expected. While you can purchase stock window replacements from your local hardware store, it is still best to opt for custom windows as these will be created according to the exact measurements of your window openings and based on any particular specifications you might have.

Step One: The Window Crew’s Arrival

Once your replacement windows are ready, they will be taken by your contractor to your property. When they arrive, your contractor’s team will also have with them all the tools and equipment necessary for your window installation project. Your contractor should’ve arranged with you where these tools and equipment, as well as your replacement windows will be stored before installation work starts.

Step Two: Getting Your Home Ready

Window replacement can be stressful because of the kind of work that needs to be done on your home but there are ways to prepare to ensure that you and your family are not overwhelmed. One of these involves getting the work area ready by removing furniture around the window for easier access and stowing away valuables. Items that cannot be moved will have to be covered to protect them from debris while your contractor wears proper footwear to prevent dirt is not tracked around your home.

Once your home is prepped, you are now ready for a window installation. For the steps involving actual installation, head on over to Part 2 of this blog series.

Hear From Our Customers

Jason and Brett did an awesome job installing our doors. We had separate installers a month earlier for our windows who also did a fantastic job. They were all very professional and cleaned up almost better than the area looked before the installation! Since these were both jobs that took more than one day the installers were great at keeping us informed on the status of where the project was at along the way.

This was a great crew to work with. Both the original install manager we worked with (Jay) and the install team (Daniel, Mason, Tony, Ethan, and Jose). Everyone was very professional and knowledgable. They answered all my questions and the end result on the house is great. In 3 days they replaced an old bay window with a new bay window, a set of french doors on the patio with a sliding patio door, and our old front door with a new front door and storm door.

I cant express how happy we are with choosing Andersen for our window installation. Our sales representative was knowledgeable with product and answered any questions we had without hesitation. I did also fill out a survey that was sent in an email, but sadly I failed to personally name the two gentlemen that performed the actual installation. Barrett and Francisco were our guys, and let me tell you, they were outstanding!!! They did Excellent work and were professional as well as efficient and made this a smooth, none evasive process for us. I strongly recommend this company and these installers to anyone in need of windows!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased we chose Andersen for replacing our windows!!!

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