When is it Time for Replacement Windows?
Look for these signs to help determine if windows need replacing:
- Windows have single pane glass
- Storm windows are being used
- Windows allow water and cold air to seep in
- Windows are hard to open
- Windows do not lock properly
- Window sashes are falling apart or rotting
Once you've visited our showroom, visited with one of our replacement window specialists, and selected the perfect windows and components for your home, the installation process begins, and you'll understand why Windows by Schoeneman's is the preferred one-stop shop for replacement windows.
Windows by Schoeneman's wants to make your window replacement project as enjoyable and smooth as possible. Our experience proves that a great window is only as good as the people installing it, and Windows by Schoeneman's uses the very best window installation contractors who have earned our confidence and trust through years of excellent service and performance.
Every home is unique, and the installation of a replacement window isn't simply a matter of putting a standard-size window into a hole in the wall. Its a matter of expertly fitting YOUR custom window into YOUR home. Our installers ability to provide this service with care, respect, and professionalism is what sets Windows by Schoeneman's apart from the rest.
How You Can Prepare for Installation
Prepare access for the workers:
- Your Windows by Schoeneman's installers will walk in and out of your home and from room to room. They will be carrying large and heavy windows. For safety purposes, you want to make sure they have an unobstructed path. You don't need to clear everything out, just make sure they have approximately 3 feet of space in front of each window to allow them to perform their work. The access also applies to the exterior of your home. Things such as hoses, patio furniture, and lawn decorations will need to be moved. You will especially want to move any fragile plants so that they don't accidentally get stepped on.
- Remove window treatments: Be sure to take down curtains, sheers, blinds and anything else surrounding the windows. You might also consider removing wall hangings and pictures that are in close proximity to the windows. No need for anything to be accidentally knocked down during the new window installation.
- Cover it up: Replacing windows can be dirty work. Your window installers will put down drop cloths and they will try their best to be neat. Computers or other electronic equipment should be moved temporarily. When the old windows are removed, gusts of wind can flow through your home. It is advisable to secure important papers and small fragile items.
- Alarm Systems: If you have an alarm system, the alarm company should be notified about the work that will be performed. The alarm company will be responsible for the disconnection and reconnecting of your alarm system.
- Pets: We can appreciate how important your pets are to you; however, we need your help in supervising them. We are not always able to close a gate or door behind us, so please keep them in a safe place.
Your Windows by Schoeneman's installation team will arrive to your home with their mobile workshop, preparing them to evaluate any number of challenges on the job, including:
- Discrepancies in wall materials and thickness
- Different varieties of casings or sill constructions
- Changes caused by house settling
- Any unforeseen structural damage
The Installation Process
Our installers will introduce themselves to you, explain what they'll be doing that day, and answer any questions you may have. After that we will:
- Prepare the area. We place drop cloths (inside and out) to catch debris and dust, then carefully remove the old window and inspect for and repair any damaged window frame components, as needed.
- Clean and prep the opening. Once the open window area is cleaned thoroughly, our installers put in the new window.
- Insulate and seal the frame. Installers tightly seal the area around the frame and replace the trim around the window.
- Verify our work. Once the window is installed, we perform a final inspection to make sure everything is in excellent working order.
- Clean up, and clean up thoroughly. We will also dispose of your old windows for you if you like.
After the Install
After your windows have been installed and all areas have been cleaned up, our installers will:
- Ensure you understand how to operate the windows through a product demonstration.
- Provide tips for operation, care, and maintenance.
- Answer any other questions you may have.