Preparing for a new window and door installation

There's so many reasons why replacing your windows and doors is a great decision that brings huge benefits to your home. New windows are known to cut the cost of energy bills, add value to a property and give your home a modern and updated look. At Safestyle we have a window type for almost every home so we're confident that you'll find the perfect style that is built to stand the test of time and suit all your needs. If you've taken the plunge and booked your new window and door installation you can be rest assured that we always aim to leave your home neat and tidy. Our installers are here to help and can assist with moving any bulky furniture and heavy objects that are obstructing access to your windows. There are a few simple things you can also do beforehand to help your professional fitter be as efficient as possible.

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1. Schedule the installation at a convenient time

We always try to make the process of installing your new windows as easy and straightforward as possible. If you're having all of the windows and doors in your home replaced then it can be disruptive to your daily routine which is why we aim to stick to an arranged schedule and keep you informed if there are any unexpected changes. If you have children or pets then it's best to keep them away from the areas where the installers are working. Try to arrange an installation date that works best for your whole family, at a time that you are able to break away from your regular home routine. If you're not planning on being home during the installation then be sure to let the team know so that we can make arrangements to gain access.

2. Make sure the entrance to the property is clear

If you have a driveway its best to leave it clear of any vehicles so that the van carrying your new windows and doors can get as close to the property as possible. Also it's a good idea to move any plants or garden furniture away from your windows and doors, allowing the installers to have clear access points. If the ground leading up to your home is wet and muddy then it is worth sweeping it clear before the installers arrive. This will prevent any slips or trips that could take place when carrying your new windows.

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3. Clear space inside your home

We will lay down carpet protectors to make sure your home is protected against any mess dust during the installation. It is a good idea to move valuable objects and ornaments away from the area and keep them stored in a safe place, this avoids anything getting damaged but also allows more space for the installers to work. Moving any furniture and heavy objects away from the windows and doors can also help to save the installers time and make the installation quicker.

4. Take down blinds and curtains

It's helpful to make sure the installers have direct access to the window frames so all curtains, blinds and poles will have to be removed ahead of the installation. You may also want to remove any wall decorations, such as hanging frames, away from the windows and doors that are being worked on and store them in a safe place.

Fitter removing old windows

5. Make sure the floor is clear

As well as clearing any large objects such as furniture away from the access points to your windows, you will also want to make sure that the floor is clear of any smaller items such as toys or clothes. Doors and double glazed windows are extremely heavy to carry so giving the fitters room to manoeuvre is really helpful.

How long does installation take?

There often isn't a set time frame for how long installation takes as this depends entirely on the type of property and windows, how many windows are being installed and the complexity of the job. Replacing windows is a complex job and should only ever be done by a trained and skilled professional. The first step is obviously to remove your old windows and doors then the new ones can be installed, there is also trim work and cleanup time afterwards to consider. An average Installation is usually complete in a day, but this obviously varies depending on the amount of windows and doors we’re replacing.

Fitter installing new windows

How much mess is made during a window installation?

The amount of mess that is made from installing new windows very much depends on the company and individuals who fit them. As with any major home improvement you should expect some mess and disruption so it's important that you choose an installation company that feels a responsibility to leave your home clean and tidy. At Safestyle one of the most complementary bits of feedback that we get time and time again is just how tidy our fitters were. We believe that it is part of the service we offer to clean up after ourselves as much as possible. Our fitters carefully prep all homes before carrying out the work and take away your old windows and doors to be recycled. As an environmentally conscious company we recycle 95% of all our waste which adds up to around 16,000 tons of window waste a year.

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