Whether you’ve just started thinking about a home window replacement or you’re actively researching window companies, having your windows replaced is likely not something you do all that often. In this overview, we’ll help you understand the steps involved in a home window replacement project so that you can prepare for this important home improvement project.
Preparing for the Initial Consultation
The first step for any window replacement company is providing an initial consultation. Once you contact the company, they’ll schedule a time to meet with you to discuss:
- What type and style of windows you’re looking for
- Any design customizations you’d like to include (frame colors, grid patterns, etc.)
- The performance and energy efficiency of the windows they offer
- A price estimate based on the scope of the project
This initial consultation is a great time to get your questions answered. If you have specific preferences or are looking for particular design options, you may find it helpful to write out your questions ahead of time so nothing gets missed. Taking notes during the consultation can also be helpful, especially if you’re getting quotes from multiple companies. After all of the consultations are complete, you’ll be able to review your notes and compare the window companies side-by-side more easily.
Preparing for the Window Installation
Once you’ve selected a window company for your home window replacement project, there are typically a few more steps involved. Your window company may want to come out again to do some final measurements, ensuring everything is accurate for your window order. They may ask you to prepare for this step by ensuring all of your windows are fully accessible. This involves:
- Moving any large furniture a foot or more away from the window
- Removing any window treatments currently on or around your windows
- Removing any other items that may be taking up space in the window opening
Then, you may have a bit of downtime. Your house windows will need to be custom manufactured to the exact dimensions of each window in your home. They’ll also need to be fabricated based on the window style and other design elements you picked out.
Once your windows have been manufactured and are in the hands of the window installer, it’s time to schedule an installation date. The time and length of the project will depend on how many windows you’re having replaced as well as how easy or difficult it is to reach your windows. This is something you can ask about when scheduling the window installation, but you can also ask this during the initial consultation.
Preparing for the window installation itself is much like preparing for the windows to be measured. You’ll want to ensure all of the windows are easily accessible, so any furniture should be moved away and window treatments should be taken down as well. This way, your window installation team will be able to work efficiently and ensure the highest quality workmanship as they install your new house windows.
Get Started on Your Window Replacement Project
If you’re ready to get started on a window replacement project at your home, the company to turn to is MaxHome. Contact us today to learn more about our home window replacement process and to get started with your complimentary consultation.