Window Installation day
What to expect that exciting day
your old aluminum windows are replaced with nice new vinyl
double paned windows.
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So today is the
much anticipated window hardware installation
day, things can get a little noisy, you need to think about
what you're going to do. You will want to be present during the
process to answer any window installation questions the
installer has. And you don't want your home left open to a
group of strangers from any company anyway.
The needs of shy pets will need to
be considered, as well as infants during the installation.
can get noisy
If you can work from home, you're in
luck, But consider the noise might be disruptive to the work
you need to do. And the window installers need full - and noisy
- access to every room having a window in the home. There's
probably no sanctuary anywhere inside the house.
If you opted for the 'over the old
frame' installation method it still gets noisy around the house
even though there's no stucco being busted out. We went with an
'over the old frame' window installer. It took a day to
complete our small 3 bedroom house, even having two sliding
glass doors into the back yard.
Once they're all done with
installation, you take a big sigh of relief, and enjoy. Take a
good look from outside and inside. This is the really exciting
part. They look great, and they work even better. Walk down the
street a few doors to get an idea of what the neighbors are
going to see as the peer outside from their ugly old aluminum
Try out the new vinyl
Check out how well the new window
hardware works. How they slide open and closed. See how easy it
is to operate the window latch - lock and unlock the windows.
If you have a sliding glass door, it should feel solid, and
slide with a good feel, unlike those clunky old sliding glass
Did you remember to order a
dead-bolt lock for the sliding windows for those out of town
trips? Check that hardware out too, and make sure it feels like
it provides a good solid hold on the window.
Don't forget to try removing a
screen! See how easy it is to remove, and how easy
re-installation is. No more of those horrible old aluminum
framed screens - Yaaay. You can actually clean your screens now
- Toss them on the lawn, hose em down and pop em back in place
But wait - this experience isn't
over yet. Wait until it's time to turn in for the day. If you
live in an area with some noise, such as a nearby freeway,
airport landing pattern, or train station, you're really going
to notice the difference. The volume of these sounds will be
much lower. Insulating the attic and walls helps keep noise
Not that new double pane window
installation blocks out all sound, not by any means, but it
will be much more quiet. Have you ever heard of someone who
moves from a big city apartment to the country side, and they
say it's too quiet for them to sleep at night? I hype you don't
have that problem.
Don't forget to take some before and
after pictures. I'd like to seem them, and I'll post them here
if you like so relatives living far away can see your new
double pane vinyl windows.
Nice new vinyl windows:
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