Is it time to have the windows on your home replaced? This is a project that’s typically required every 20 to 30 years, so you may be going through the process for the first time and unsure of what to expect. Here are the steps involved in a window replacement project so that you can plan ahead and set yourself up for success with your new home windows.
Choosing a Window Company & Getting Quotes
Your first step in having your windows replaced is choosing a reliable window company to handle the project for you. You’ll likely want to find at least three companies to receive quotes from. This process will involve a window representative from the company coming to your house, measuring your windows, and going over your design options. The type, style, and other customizations you choose will affect the overall cost of your windows, so you’ll want to thoroughly discuss your options and how they factor into the price quote you receive. You can also get information from the window company representative regarding any financing options and incentives available, and how the company differentiates itself from the competition.
Once you have your price quotes in hand and understand the quality of products and services each window company has to offer, you can select your window replacement partner and move forward with your project. Your window company will likely send someone out again to take a second set of window measurements and to verify your window selections.
Getting Your Windows Installed
Once the measuring and design phase of the project is complete, you’ll likely experience a waiting period while your new windows are being manufactured according to your specifications. Depending on the scope of your project and the type of windows you chose, this process may vary in length from a few weeks to a few months. Your window company should be able to give you an idea of how long the manufacturing process will take.
When your custom windows are ready for your home, your window company will take care of pulling any necessary permits ahead of the window installation. Then, you should be contacted to schedule a window installation date. The installation process may be finished in a day or may take a couple of days, depending on how many windows you’re having replaced, how complicated the project is, and whether the job is affected by inclement weather.
To prepare for the window replacement process, you’ll want to ensure that any furniture or other items are pulled away from your windows. Your window technicians must be able to access the window opening from both sides to remove the old window and install a new one in its place. Outside of that, you can expect your window company to work efficiently to complete the window installation so that you’ll have a gorgeous new set of windows to enjoy on your home. Your window company should also carefully clean up the worksite after the installation, leaving your home in the same condition as before the work began.
Learn More About the Window Replacement Process
Want more information on what to expect when having your windows replaced? Contact MaxHome today to learn about our window installation process and how you can help ensure that your window replacement project is a success.