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Preparing Your Home for Window Replacement: What to Do

Embarking on a home improvement project like window replacement can be exciting and rewarding, especially when you consider the added energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal new windows bring. Here are the essential steps for preparing your home for a window replacement.

Window Replacement: What to Do

Clear the Work Area

Before the arrival of your installation team, clear any furniture, decor, or obstacles from the vicinity of the windows. This includes the outdoor area as well. Provide a 2-foot clearance around each window to facilitate easy access. Casement windows and custom windows may require additional space due to their unique specifications, so it’s imperative to adjust your space accordingly.

Protect Belongings

Dust and debris are inevitable during window installation. Lay down dust covers or plastic sheeting to shield your flooring and nearby furniture. For areas that will see more traffic from the installers, consider extra protection. It’s also wise to remove wall hangings in the vicinity to avoid accidental damage.

Remove Window Treatments

Remove all window treatments, such as blinds, curtains, and shades, prior to installation to prevent any delay. If you have a home security system, ensure that any sensors connected to the windows are deactivated. Coordinate with your security company to rearm them once the windows are installed.

Secure Pets and Children

Ensure pets and young children are kept out of the work area, both for their safety and to prevent any interruptions or hazards for the installation crew. Arranging for them to stay elsewhere during the installation can often be the most prudent approach.

Ensure Easy Access

The installation team will need unobstructed paths throughout your home. Ensure hallways and entrances are clear to allow the safe and efficient transport of the replacement windows to and from the work area.

If you’re planning to replace your windows, give Renewal by Andersen® of Montana a call. Reach us at (406) 259-3944 or visit our contact page to schedule an appointment.


"I highly recommend Renewal by Andersen. We were treated well and everything went smoothly from start to finish. The company kept in contact with me before, during, and after the installation and let me know what to expect. I'm in love with my new windows! I will be using this company again when we refinish our basement. "

July, 21

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