STEPS TO PROPER WINDOW REPLACEMENT – PART III: THE FINISHING TOUCHESNovember 08, 2022
Previously, we’ve discussed the series of steps that contractors typically follow when installing replacement windows. Here, we will be taking the opportunity to have a closer look at the last important steps of the process, which will help guarantee the success of a replacement project.
Step Six: Finishing Touches
The last step involved sealing gaps to keep windows waterproof and airtight. But though important to the process, sealing products are unfortunately not visually appealing. There’s no need to worry, however, because trims can be used to cover seals. Window trims come in a range of color and style options so there’s sure to be one that will match your windows perfectly.
Step Seven: Clean Up and Project Wrap-Up
Once everything is in order, your contractor will wrap up your replacement project by cleaning up the work area, including removing the protective film covering your windows when they were delivered. Aside from clearing debris, they will also put back all things that have been moved to make way for the window replacement. You can also take this opportunity to voice out any concerns you might have so you can have them clarified before your contractor leaves.
After the Installation: Maintaining Your Windows
Choosing the best windows for your home is a crucial step in ensuring the success of a replacement project. However, even the best will benefit from receiving some TLC. Keep in mind that low-maintenance is not the same as no-maintenance. Even just ensuring your replacements windows are clean will go a long way towards making sure they perform as they should. Don’t forget as well that sticking to a maintenance routine is usually a requirement for keeping manufacturer warranties in effect. Aside from regular cleaning, your windows will also call for periodic checks to keep problems at bay, which your local window contractor can take care of for you.