Any home improvement project requires you to deal with a certain amount of mess, and this includes window replacement. Swapping out your old window means that you have to prepare for the dust and dirt, which would likely result from the ongoing work. The good thing, though, is that there are ways to minimize the potential mess.
Here are some tips on how you can contain the mess during a window replacement job.
Plastic Wrap Coverings
You can use plastic wrap to cover the interior surfaces of your home and any large furniture that you can’t move to a safer area. This will prevent dust and dirt from settling on your shelves, couches and beds. Window contractors typically dispose of the plastic wraps at the end of each day or set them aside for disposal upon completion of the job. If you prefer one over the other, don’t hesitate to let your contractor know.
Drop cloths should be placed across your home so that only a minimal amount of dust and debris will land on your floor. The number of drop cloths needed usually depends on how many energy-efficient windows will be installed since the cloths are only spread in specific areas where the installation is happening. Much like the plastic wrap covers, these drop cloths can be disposed of at the end of each day or at the last day of the window replacement project.
Securing Your Belongings
If you can move certain items to another room or a storage area, go for it. This is probably the best way to keep your valuables safe and avoid risk of damage while work is ongoing. Your garage or basement could be a good place to store them away. But if these don’t have the space to accommodate your belongings, you can also opt to rent storage.
Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri can offer you superior window products and ensure quality installation services. We have several years of experience in the industry so you can rest assured that your window replacement project will be handled satisfactorily. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.