It’s only natural to find window replacement a little intimidating, especially if you have unanswered questions or don’t know the right questions to ask. Getting the answers to your questions in advance can make window replacement easier and less stressful. If you’re replacing your windows sometime soon, the answers to these common questions can be helpful and enlightening and may save you time, money and stress in your replacement window project.

How Long Does Replacement Window Installation Take?

Window installation starts with selecting the right windows for your home and then the signing of the contract. Replacement windows are generally custom made to fit the window openings in your home. Once the contract is signed, your windows are ordered and you may receive an estimated installation date. This date is generally just an estimate and the final date will be scheduled with you once the window dealer has the windows from the factory. Delivery and installation scheduling can take several weeks, but how long can vary depending upon how busy the factory and installers are when you order your windows.

Once installation begins, it usually takes only one to two days to install an average sized house’s windows. If you need your new windows to be installed before a certain date, buy your windows and make arrangements for installation well in advance.

Do I Need to be Present for the Window Installation?

No, you don’t need to be present for the entire window replacement, but you certainly can be. If you need to leave while the installation is taking place, talk to your installer to ensure they know you’ll be going, how to contact you if they need to and make any other arrangements that need to be made at that time.

Will My Old Windows Be Taken Away?

When you work with Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro, you can be sure that your old windows will be taken away after the job is over. If you’re working with another company, ask your installer and look for this information in your contract. You don’t want to be left with figuring out how you’re going to dispose of a whole houseful of your old windows when the replacement is finished.

Is Window Replacement Noisy?

Window replacement can be noisy. If you live with someone who needs to take a nap or who needs peace and quiet throughout the day (a baby, for example), you may need to make arrangements to have them out of the house while the window installation is happening

What Should I Do with My Pet During My Window Installation?

Pets can be present during window installation, but they will need to be kept away from your installers. If you’re planning to have your pet on-site, there may be moments when you will need to keep them in a crate, in the backyard, or in a room of the house where they cannot reach the installers.

Since window installation can be noisy, some pets find window installation stressful. Your pet may be happier if you make arrangements for them to stay with a friend while installation is going on.

Have More Questions About Installing Replacement Windows? Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro

Window replacement is a complicated process. Do you have more questions? Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro at the toll-free number 1-888-826-2451 or fill out the short form on this page to learn more about what you can expect from your replacement window project.



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