Replacement windows begin with the removal of the old windows. The crew will place drop cloths and dust barriers inside and outside to protect your landscaping and the interior of your home. Window installation isn’t particularly dusty, but the best companies do this anyway to prevent any debris from being tracked through the house or flowerbeds from being destroyed.
Ropes from the window sash weights are cut and the crew will likely stack the old windows out of the way from the installation sites. Depending on the size of the installation crew and how many windows you are having replaced, the process will go rather quickly, and as soon as an old window is taken out, a new one will go in.
The entire process of removal and replacement is often spread out over the course of two or three days, depending on the house size and corresponding amount of windows. You’ll notice that crews will begin the project of replacing windows bright and early.
With replacement windows, no new opening on the exterior has to be created. Windows are measured to fit the existing opening and the company will specially order them for the home. This limits the amount of damage and dramatically cuts down on the time it takes to install.
In comparison to brand-new windows, where an opening must be created, replacement windows are quicker, cleaner in terms of installing, and much cheaper because the opening is already there for the crew to work with.
For average-sized houses, the second day of work for the crew will conclude the process of window installation. Exterior trim, called cladding, is often installed on the windows, allowing for a nice, tight seal to protect your new replacement window and your home’s interior against the weather.