How Do I Prepare My Home for Window Replacement?

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Window replacement is an intrusive process because we need access to the inside and outside of your home.

Choosing the right contracting company is the first step in preparing your home for a window renovation project because they will ensure you are comfortable with the process.

A professional window remodeling company will not only give you great results but also walk you through each stage of the process and keep the disruption to a minimum.

Prepping for a Window Replacement

Clear the Area Around the Windows

Move any furniture, drapes, blinds, or other items away from the windows to give the installers easy access to the windows. We need access to the window openings with a 2 ft clearance for measurements and fitting.

Remember to clear the outside space as well by trimming the shrubbery.

Protect your Space

We cover your floors with drop cloths or tarps to protect them from debris and dust. If you are concerned about other furniture pieces, remove or cover them.

Remove Wall Decorations

Take down any pictures, mirrors, or other wall decorations near the windows to prevent them from falling or getting damaged during the installation.

Tell family and Neighbors

Let your family members and neighbors know there will be some noise and disruption for a few days.

Secure your Pets (and Kids)

Keep your pets in a safe and secure area away from the installation site to prevent them from getting hurt or escaping. The same goes for curious kids.

Plan for Access

Ensure the installation team has easy access to your home and the windows that need replacing. For example, you may need to clear the driveway or parking area so the installers can park their vehicle and a dumpster.

We also request a place to stage the windows, preferably the garage. Having somewhere to store them protects windows and materials from the weather.

Communicate With Your Contractor

You don’t have to be at home during a window replacement. Still, many homeowners choose to be present so that they can answer any questions the contractors have and ensure the project is completed the way they want. If you have any questions or concerns, talk with the contracting company.

7 Signs You Need a Window Replacement

1. Drafts and air leaks

If you feel a draft or cold air coming in through your windows, it’s a sign that your windows are not properly sealing.

2. Condensation

If you notice condensation forming between the panes of your windows or on the interior glass, it’s a sign that your windows are not adequately insulated.

3. Difficulty Opening and Closing

If your windows are difficult to open and close or require a lot of effort, it could be a sign that they are warped, swollen, or damaged.

4. Visible damage

If you notice cracks, chips, or broken glass in your windows, it’s a sign that they are damaged and need to be replaced.

5. High energy bills

If your energy bills have been consistently high, it could be a sign that your windows are not energy-efficient. New, energy-efficient windows can significantly reduce your energy costs and improve the comfort of your home.

6. Noise pollution

If you hear a lot of noise from outside, it’s a sign that your windows are not effectively blocking sound. New windows with double-paned glass or insulated frames can significantly reduce noise pollution in your home.

7. Outdated appearance

If your windows are old and outdated, they can affect your curb appeal.

Let Craftsman’s Choice Get the Job Done

At Craftsman’s Choice, we offer vinyl, aluminum, and fiberglass windows in many brands and styles.

After an on-site evaluation, we prepare a detailed estimate based on your home renovation goals. If you need a window replacement and want to learn more about the best style for your home, contact us today.

Ben Juncker


When Ben Juncker was sitting in his high school career planning class, siding installer was not on his list of potential career paths. As with most people in the construction industry, certain questionable life choices led to a point where they were wearing a tool belt, working with their hands. His path started just this way and he would not change a thing. Those early years in his business of scraping and clawing their way to profitability and stability, have helped him to build a culture of hard work and perseverance at Craftsman’s Choice. Ben started his company in 1998 and they installed their first James Hardie job in 2000. Since that time Craftsman’s Choice has become one of the nation’s top James Hardie Remodelers. They have won James Hardie’s prestigious President’s Club award every year since it’s inception in 2015.

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