It is safe to say the autumn evenings are behind us and the final spring thaw is months away for us here in New Jersey and New York. We know you’ve already prepped your home for winter, including the annual home window routine, right? You checked your caulk and weather stripping for weak spots, tested your locks, repaired any damaged sills and window frames, removed tree branches and trimmed back overgrown shrubbery that grew over the summer, right?
For New Jersey and New York Metro homeowners who are anxiously waiting for their new replacement windows to arrive, that list will be a lot shorter this year. Choosing Renewal by Andersen’s high quality replacement windows means you don’t have to worry about failing weather stripping or the annual scrape, patch and paint on wood windows to keep your home draft-free and comfy year round.
Our installation process is designed to be as stress-free as possible so there isn’t a long pre-installation prep list either. Here are five things to think about as your winter replacement window install day nears.
The Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Winter Window Installation Process
#1. Each installation crew only works on one window at a time. You can keep your thermostats settings since we usually close doors and/or hang tarps to temporarily separate the room we’re working in from the rest of the house. To ensure a safe working environment, inform the crew chief about any space heaters working when the team arrives to start your install.
#2. Make arrangements to move heavy (or irreplaceable) furniture from directly in front of the existing home windows. Our technicians aren’t equipped to move a baby grand piano, or unpack an antique hutch loaded with heirloom china. If you are not sure which pieces should be moved before the job starts, contact your personal replacement window consultant early enough to allow you to hire professional movers, or tackle this job yourself with a little help from friends and family.
#3. Find a temporary home for house plants that normally live on window sills or stands near home windows slated for removal. Remember to remove hanging plants that may dangle in the work area, and any artwork or photographs on walls that will receive new windows.
#4. Make plans to keep your indoor pets safe and out of temporary work zones. Some homeowners keep their pet in a home kennel, choose professional day-boarding or simply move the pet and its food, water and bedding into a secure part of the home where they won’t be underfoot.
#5. Well-maintained replacement windows are custom-built to last for as long as you live in your home, barring an accident or intentional abuse. While you can’t prevent all accidents, you can reduce the risks. Remove dead spots in your shrubs near windows to eliminate places where heavy ice can form and grow, and trim away weak tree branches before your replacement windows arrive. As winter progresses, heavy snow fall can break small limbs and weak branches, sending them crashing against your home, potentially damaging your brand new windows.
Replacing Your Windows with Modern, Energy Star Labeled Replacement Windows
Industry standards have changed over the past three decades. Old windows don’t provide the same level of protection from weather extremes that modern fixtures do. Superior grade windows age slower, perform longer and stay beautiful for decades after installation day. Virtually airtight, modern replacement windows take the chill out of winter nights and ensure your home is toasty and warm no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
These five preparation tips will help make sure your installation day is hassle free and everything goes smoothly when the crew arrives with your new windows.
Whether you replace a single window or every window in your home, you can create truly comfortable interior spaces that are warm and inviting for guests and family with precision-crafted replacement windows and patio doors. And, you don’t have to jump through lots of hoops to get ready. Plus, most jobs can be completed in just one or two days, so you won’t have to put up with weeks, or months, of construction dust and debris. Did we mention the whole process is covered by our exclusive warranty? That means if anything goes wrong – not likely, but something out of the ordinary could happen – parts and labor are covered for a full 24 months after installation.
Let Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Help You Prepare for the Winter Replacement Window Project
The truth is, there isn’t much difference in our installation process during wintertime as compared to summertime. Any time is a great time to update your home with Renewal by Andersen replacement windows and patio doors. If you’ve already ordered your Energy Star replacement windows, but still have questions, we’re just a phone call away. Thinking about upgrading your home this window, but don’t know where to start? Reach a personal replacement window consultant by simply filling in the short form on this page or by dialing 1-888-826-2451.
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