Skip to Main Content

What to Expect During the Window Installation Process

BLOG Posts

A window installation project is undoubtedly one of the most impactful home improvements that you could ever opt for. Before committing to new windows, though, preparing yourself for the process ahead is important. 

The professionals at Legend Windows customize our window services to meet the specific requests made by our clients and work diligently to get the job done efficiently. Let’s take a look at what you need to know before hiring a professional window installation company.

Select the Right Windows For Your Home

No two window installation projects are the same, which is why it’s necessary to work with a professional installation team that actively cares. At Legend Windows, we are detail oriented, compassionate, and dedicated to your overall satisfaction. For this reason, we offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your planned home upgrade. This includes weighing out the pros and cons of each window style, including specialty windows, as well as the anticipated labor costs and timeframes.

Selecting the right windows for your budget and preferred design will fill you with far greater confidence, especially when you have had the opportunity to discuss your options with an expert. We’ll cover how each window size and shape could impact your home’s efficiency to ensure we stay within your budget.

Complete a Pre-Installation Inspection

Strategic planning will ensure that the subsequent window installation procedure is far smoother. The pre-installation inspection is an opportunity to confirm that the planned designs are suitable for your home and confirm that all windows have been accounted for. It’s also a good time for your professional installation team to look for signs of damage to the home’s roof or walls, which may require additional improvements before the windows can be properly installed.

The pre-installation inspection also allows the experts to provide a full checklist of preparations that you should make before the project starts. This checklist can include: 

  • Removing window coverings such as curtains and blinds
  • Taking down photos and artwork from the adjoining walls
  • Placing drop cloths over flower beds you wish to preserve
  • Arrange for pets and children to be cared for and away from the installation service area
  • Tape notes on windows that have unique needs (saving an antique stain-glass window)

Old Windows are Removed

Before the new windows can be installed, you must remove the old ones. Hiring a contractor that can complete the window removal process and the new installation is essential. The process may require different steps depending on the style and placement of the windows. For example, the ropes of sash window weights will need to be cut, and a club hammer and chisel may be needed to remove the frames.

New Windows Are Installed 

Every window installation project is unique, but standard window styles can usually be installed in one to two hours. Since the team has already measured ahead of the project day, our experts can install the frame and insert the glass quickly and efficiently. An exterior trim or cladding is also used, which protects the windows from the elements. This is a vital step in Birmingham, AL, to prevent potential water damage from leaks and unprecedented weather conditions.

Tests Are Completed

Following the window installation, the experts will check that they are level and that all opening/closing mechanisms work. The new windows should open smoothly and the glass itself should be free from dents and damage. However, labels will likely be left on the windows as they provide valuable information for warranty purposes. If the crew does remove the labels, ask for the warranty labels to be saved and given to you once the window replacements are installed.

A quality installation professional, like Legend Windows, will also call you a few days after your installation  to check that everything is working properly. With Legend Windows, our step-by-step process is easier than you ever thought possible, from consultation to completion and beyond. To find out more, call us now.

Window Replacements in Birmingham, AL

At Legend Windows, we customize our window services to meet the specific requests made by our clients. We use only the best materials, such as silicone caulk and windows with the Good Housekeeping Seal. Regardless of the shape or size of your windows, our staff draws up a meticulous plan to ensure that we craft your replacement window and installation to suit your vision. From double-hung windows and sliding window casements to picture windows and specialty shapes, the professionals at Legend Windows make the installation process quick and easy.

If you’re ready to upgrade your home with new energy efficient windows, contact Legend Windows today to schedule your appointment.