Installing replacement windows in Tacoma, WA is a big job. It’s why you shouldn’t ever try to do it yourself or hire an inexperienced company to do it. Your window installation will end up being a disaster if you take that approach. Instead, you should hire a reputable window company that has all the experience it takes to pull off even the most advanced window installation jobs.
You should also ask your window installers a series of questions before they start putting your new windows into place. It’ll ensure that you and your installers are on the same page from the moment they begin working on your home. Here are 4 questions to ask window installers putting replacement windows in your home.
“Should I do anything to prepare the outside of my home for window installation?”
The window installers that you hire will obviously need to get access to some of the windows in your home from the outside. Therefore, they’ll usually ask you to clear any leaves, sticks, and other debris from outside your home. You should check in with them prior to your installation to see if there is anything specific they need you to do to the exterior of your property.
“What about the inside of my home?”
In addition to asking you to clean up the outside of your home, especially in the areas surrounding your windows, window installers may also request that you clean up the inside of your home, too. They’ll often ask you to clear a path to each of the windows in your home and move any heavy furniture away from your windows. Talk to your window installers to see what you can do to make their jobs a little easier.
“How long will it take you to install my windows?”
You don’t want your Tacoma, WA window installation to take any longer than it absolutely has to take. Your home is going to be exposed to the elements and less secure than it normally is when you have windows going in and out throughout your house. Window installers should be able to give you some idea of how long it’ll take to install your windows. Continue to speak with them about their schedule throughout your installation so that you know about any potential delays.
“Which method will you use to do window installation?
There are several different methods that window installers will use when doing window installation. These methods are called block frame (retrofit installation), nail fin (flanged installation), and stucco fin (Z-bar installation). It’s good to know the differences between the three types of installations. It’s also good to know which type of installation is going to be used by the installers working in your home.
At Marine View Windows & Doors, we would be more than happy to answer each and every question that you have for our Tacoma, WA window installers. We would also be more than happy to provide you with a high-quality window installation the next time you need one done. Call us at (253) 331-7151 today to schedule an in-home consultation with us or visit us at 5005 Pacific Hwy E #17, Fife, WA 98424 to see the windows we have in stock.