What would your home be like without windows? They let the sun shine through, keep out the cold winds, and also give your family privacy from the outside world. Windows don’t last forever and in fact are usually given a shelf life between 15-20 years for optimal performance. If your windows have seen better days and you’re eyeing a window replacement project, here’s what you can expect from the process.
Window replacement requires prep work
There are things that you can do to protect the contents of your home during a window replacement. Take care to move all objects and furniture near your windows toward the center of the room. You’ll also need to remove any flower boxes from the exterior of the windows, trim hedges for easier access, and remove window treatments from the interior spaces. The window installers should lay drop cloths over any objects near windows that can’t be moved out of the way.
Getting ready for window replacement
Installers will first cut any sashes and remove any window stops that are keeping your current windows in place. They will remove the old windows and ensure the opening for the new window is level. Once they’ve tested the window to ensure proper operation in the space, they will fasten the window securely in place.
Finishing the install
Once the installers have your replacement windows securely in place, they will then work to make sure they look finished. This will include adding trim molding to the surround of the window space. They will also install exterior trim that will protect the actual window from water and moisture. This is also the perfect time to add functional exterior shutters that can protect your home even more.
After the install
After the professional install of your new window replacement Denver, your windows should look great and function properly for years to come. If you run into any problems with the windows, know that many replacement windows are covered by a warranty. You should remember to talk to the installers about the window product so that you know where to find the exact warranty information in the event you ever need it.