What To Expect From A Window Replacement

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What To Expect During Your New Berlin
Window Replacement Project

Preparing For Your New
Window Replacement

Looking for a window replacement in New Berlin, WI? Rest easy by learning what to expect from the first call to long after the installation team leaves your home. 

Whether it’s what to figure out before you make the call or what to do to prepare your home for the team to install your windows, it helps to know what to expect. TightSeal Exteriors & Baths is always here from before the sale to the last check-in – here’s what to know about your window replacement.

Window Replacement Timeframe

A typical single window replacement takes a day to install. It takes longer if you replace all of your windows or add in door replacements.

TightSeal Exteriors & Baths is usually in and out in just a few hours for each window. We can usually finish multiple windows in just one day without compromising quality. During the initial consultation, our team will provide you with an accurate time estimate for your project.

Home Window Replacement Permit

Building permits ensure homeowners comply with local building codes and standards, which vary by city or county.

A good contractor can tell if you need a permit for your project. They will also obtain this permit, so you don’t have to worry about getting the right paperwork. TightSeal Exteriors & Baths takes care of this, leaving you with one less thing to worry about.

Choose Which Windows To Replace

During the planning stage, deciding which windows to replace is important. You can replace a single window, all your windows, or something in between. Some companies even install doors, which you can add to your project.

Reasons To Replace Your Windows

  • Too Much Noise Getting Through
  • Windows Not Opening Properly
  • Lack Of Energy Efficiency
  • Boost Curb Appeal
  • Rotting Frames
  • Outdated
  • Drafty

Choosing The Right Type Of Window

There are many types of windows you can choose for your home, each with a unique purpose and aesthetic. Here are some of the best windows that offer great diversity while offering the same benefits:

  • Double Hung
  • Casement
  • Awning
  • Sliding
  • Picture
  • Bow
  • Bay 

Customization Of Your Window Frames

Window frames matter. Some window companies install windows into old, rotting frames. But the best window companies install new frames and jambs.

TightSeal Exteriors & Baths has a custom woodworking shop that we utilize to create custom frames and window trim for our windows. We pride ourselves in delivering a full-service window replacement.

Turn Off Window Alarms

There are a few things you may need to do to prepare for installation day. Before the window company arrives, turn off any alarms triggered by windows in your home. It’s also best to remove any hardware or sensors associated with the alarms. If the alarm is complex and requires a professional, contact your home security provider in advance to avoid installation delays.

Clear The Work Space For The Window Company

While the space outside of the window that the company is working on doesn’t need to be perfect, it’s a good idea to clear at least a ten-foot radius around the window. On the inside, a clear space of at least a few feet is ideal.

Ensure that your personal items, especially anything fragile, are removed from the area. Landscaping should be cleared of pet waste and moveable landscaping items to minimize or eliminate any damage to your yard.

Keep Pets And Kids Away From The Window Installation

The room in which the window is being replaced will have a lot of activity from your window company, which can include nails, power tools, and other dangerous items for pets and children to be around. Safety is a number one concern for contractors and families, so it’s a good move to have a safe place outside of that room for kids and pets to play.

Check Your Schedule For Your Home Window Replacement

An adult must be at home during the window replacement. So make sure someone can be at home that day.

Depending on your project, you may need to ensure you have two free days or perhaps even just a half day. Call your window company to find out how much time they need for your window replacement.

Expect Energy-Efficient Window Benefits 

Expect a lot of benefits after your window replacement. From a lower energy bill to a warmer home, an energy-efficient window replacement adds value far beyond curb appeal.

After We Leave Your Window Installation

A good window company offers a strong warranty that ensures you’re covered for decades. They also check in with you after the replacement to make sure everything is holding up well and you’re pleased with the result.

TightSeal Exteriors & Baths always checks in with customers and is the first to mend anything the customer requests. If you’re ready for your window replacement in New Berlin, call TightSeal at 414-895-4807 for your free quote.