Getting replacement windows in Boise, ID is a big job and once you go through the process of choosing every detail and ordering the perfect windows, you might feel like your job is done. You then just have to kick back and wait for the installation to take place. While you don’t have to do anything during the installation—the professionals will take care of that job—it is important to do a little preparation work before the installers arrive. Here are some dos and don’ts of that process so you know what needs to get done.
Do Ask For A List Of Prep Items
Most installers will let you know what they want you to do before they arrive. But if for any reason, you don’t get that detail from them, it’s smart to call and ask. You might know there are a few things to do, like removing window coverings and pictures from the walls, but if they have anything specific in mind that they prefer, you should know that in advance as well.
Don’t Leave Things Till The Last Second
You generally will have several days’ notice, if not more, as to when the installation is going to take place. You don’t want to wake up the morning of the installation and try to get things done at the last second. You might not be able to pull it off, but you might also do a sloppy job and you don’t want to have anything in the way of the installation once it’s ready to go.
Do Organize What You Take Down
Instead of tearing everything down and piling it up on a bed or the couch, take some time to organize what you take down. You might even want to plan an afternoon to clean the things you’ve removed so when they go back up, they’ll be as good as the new windows that have gone in. Launder the curtains. Clean the blinds. Dust the pictures. Organize everything and keep it covered up so you don’t have to clean it again after the installation is complete.
Don’t Forget Pets/Kids
If you have pets or kids in the house, you may want to make a plan for them in advance as well. Perhaps your kids can have a play date at a friends’ house and the pets can go with your sister to the park for the day. It’s nice to have pets and little ones out of the way because installation is noisy and you certainly don’t want them getting in the way, or worse—getting hurt.
It’s important to put a little thought and time into the installation prep before installers arrive at your home with your replacement windows in Boise, ID. If you have any questions at all about what you need to do before the installers arrive, call the professionals at View Point Windows for tips and details. We want you to be prepared so the installation can go smoothly.