Choosing the Right Contractor
It is always best to hire a professional for your window installation. Be sure you have checked their references before contracting with them. With their experience and expertise, they will be able to install your windows quickly and efficiently. In almost all cases, the contractor will order your replacement windows and manage the entire process, from measuring to placing order, shipping arrangements, logistics of their arrival and installation. With a contractor who offers a full turnkey service, be sure to understand what your contractor will and will not do before signing on the bottom-line. And it’s a good idea to have a sample window installed to show you what you are getting. With them having ownership and control of this process, it will ensure that the windows fit properly and look neat and trim when installed, while removing this burden off your shoulders.
Prepare your home for the installation process.
In the case of occupied space replacement projects, it is necessary to be sure residents remove all their window treatments, such as curtains, blinds, and shutters. Additionally, any furniture that is near the window should be moved out of the way to create a clear path for the installers to brings materials. It is also important to remove any items that are stored on the windowsills. Once these preparations have been made, the old windows can be removed, and the new windows can be installed.
Typically, in occupied space window replacement projects, the contractor will also provide a schedule to the property manager of what floors and apartments will have work taking place each day so residents will have a couple of day notice to have their preparation completed. It’s important to have a competent contractor that has extensive experience in this area and understands how to work with your residents, including a foreman who is many situations is multilingual to communicate with residents.
Replacing windows in a multifamily building is a big project but using an experienced company and following these simple tips will help to make sure that the process goes smoothly.
Enjoy your new windows!
Now you’ve had your new windows installed; it’s time to enjoy all the benefits they offer. Clean the window regularly to keep it looking its best. Your new windows should last for many years. Enjoy the natural light and fresh air!