How to Prepare Your Home for Window Replacement in Waukesha, WI

You've already found your window installer and the windows that you want. The date is scheduled and now it is time to prepare. Before you can have your windows replaced, there are a few things that you need to do to get your house ready. Here is what you need to do to prepare your house for window replacement.


Prepare the Area Around the Window

Make sure that the area around the windows is clear of debris so that the window installer has plenty of room to work. If you have furniture that blocks the windows, move it out of the way. Additionally, make sure that electrical boxes and other fixtures are in their proper place so that the new windows will be installed properly. This will prevent anything from getting damaged or dirty during the replacement process.

Remove Everything from Windowsills

Windowsills probably won't be removed during the installation of replacement windows, but they will need to be cleared off. You can't leave items on the windowsill while the new windows are being installed, as they may get damaged from the work. Simply take everything off of the windowsill and place it away from the window.

Check for Lead Paint Before Renovation Begins

If you plan on replacing or renovating your windows, you must be sure that the windows are not painted with lead paint. Lead paint was banned in 1978. If your house is older than 1978, try to determine if lead paint was used. The only way to know for sure is to have the windows tested.

It is important to know if lead paint was used in your house because the installation crew needs to take special precautions. They can do the installation but with safety devices in place to minimize everyone’s exposure to lead.

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Preparing for a window installation is an important last step before your window installation or replacement. Take these basic steps, but also work with your installer to find out what other steps you need to take to ensure a smooth installation. If you need new windows in Waukesha, WI contact us here. We can help you get the windows that you want while also helping you get ready for the installation.

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