We all know that home remodeling projects are more than just fun for the homeowner. They can be messy, time-consuming, and frustrating. But one thing they shouldn’t be is dangerous–which is why you should take extra precautions. Protect your windows by using these simple tips:
-Make sure to remove any furniture or objects near the window so the installer has enough space to work in.
-Use window film.
-Ensure a safe step ladder is present in case he needs it to reach high up onto the wall.
-Cover any carpets with a plastic or tarp to protect them from any messes.
REMOVE OBJECTS NEAR THE WINDOW
It isn’t just your windows that are in danger of getting broken–it’s also your furniture. If you have any furniture near the windows, move it away before the installers show up. It’s one thing if a window installer has to break a small hole in your wall so he can easily replace or repair something… but it’s another thing entirely if he has to break a hole in your wall while trying to avoid breaking your furniture.
Additionally, you should remove any objects near the window that might be dangerous for the installer–such as ceiling fans or lamps. It can be frustrating when they have to deal with these things too, but it’ll be much more frustrating if they have to deal with them–and break or damage them in the process.
USE WINDOW FILM
You can use window film that is designed to be installed on the outside of your home’s glass windows. These films are durable and strong, which means they can take more than one hit without breaking. You can buy 3m window film for your home or business, or any other length, depending on your needs. Plus, their UV blocking abilities make it so that your furniture and floors will be protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
ENSURE A SAFE STEP LADDER IS PRESENT
I know–it can be annoying having to put away your step ladder after using it. But you should do so anyway, and make sure it’s in perfect condition before the professionals arrive to install your new windows. There are way too many accidents that happen because of poorly made step ladders. If it falls while your window installer is on it, you don’t want him to get hurt–because the only thing worse than having to fix a cracked window is having to fix a broken worker.
COVER CARPETS WITH PLASTIC OR TARP
Carpeting is fun–unless you have to constantly think about where you walk. Then it can be a little annoying. But the truth is, a lot of damage happens because somebody accidentally walks on a carpet once–and doesn’t realize his/her mistake until they’ve done more damage than anticipated. To avoid this horrible situation from occurring, try covering your carpets with a plastic or tarp. You can also try removing them from the room… but that means you have to break out the vacuum again when it’s time to put your carpet back in place.