How to Prepare for a Whole-Home Window and Door Installation
More Homeowners are Purchasing New European Windows
Window replacement is on the rise in Canada as more people are replacing old windows in their homes with new, more secure and energy-efficient windows. New windows are an easy way to alleviate environmental sustainability concerns while giving both new construction and holder homes an instant boost in curb-appeal. We have found it can help the process if homeowners have a clear understanding of the window and door installation process so that the installation can go smoothly and efficiently. Helping our customers understand the logistics of a whole-home window and door installation can help get the job done quickly and could potentially help you save money on labor costs.
Ask Questions Before Installation Day
Before your professional HighQ contractor arrives, feel free to ask as many questions about the installation-day as you need to. Asking questions before the work begins will relieve you of any concerns and will ensure your contractor can get straight to work on installation day. HighQ offers window and door installation services to homeowners as well as land developers who have tight deadlines to meet and can’t afford any complications. Our process for installing windows and doors throughout a home has proven to be fast and as clean as possible. We have years of experience successfully executing whole-home window and door installations for land developers and homeowners throughout Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Clear Up Any Obstacles or Accessibility Challenges
Once you’ve asked all the questions you need to feel comfortable with the project it can be helpful to anticipate the mess that can be created during the installation and the areas the crew will need to get access to. New home construction projects are often a cleaner procedure as there’s no windows that need to be ripped out, however, if you’re a homeowner and you’re replacing all the windows and doors on your home – definitely expect some mess from dust, drywall, paint, and general mobility in the workspace. It’s perfectly normal for things to look a little chaotic in the middle of an installation and our team will be sure to clean after they’re done and restore everything to the way they found it. However, if you’d like to save on the cost of labor you can anticipate the mess by putting down drop cloths and plastic sheets in the areas you know work will be done or areas that are likely to get a lot of foot traffic. Your HighQ installation crew will make sure this is done if you can’t but it’s an easy way to save a few bucks and control the mess at the same time. Additionally, make sure that if there’s any areas of the home that are hard to (or dangerous) to access that this is remedied before the crew arrives. Remember that the crew will be carrying heavy new windows and doors and ripping out old, heavy windows and doors – they will need stable and clear ground to do this safely.
Understand that Window and Door Installations are Hard Work
Installing new windows and doors into a home is a complex process best left to the professionals. Especially when it comes to installing European windows and doors – which can be a little different than traditional North American products. Even seasoned “handymen” often leave this particular job to certified installers. Our crews are used to the process and we know how to get the job done on time and without the risk of complication. Regardless of who’s doing the installation it’s helpful to understand that installing windows and doors into a new or existing home is hard and very technical work. Be patient with your crew and appreciate their skill in executing the project on your behalf while completely mitigating the risk of complication. A comfortable and friendly work environment will help your HighQ team get the job done right and will set the stage for a positive ongoing relationship should your homes windows and doors require any repair or replacement work in the future.