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Tips on How to Make Window Replacement Less Messy

No home remodeling project has ever been completed without making some kind of a mess. It’s unavoidable, but true; yet, it can be reduced. Here are some tips on how to make your remodeling project less of a mess.

Keep the Drop Cloths Away From Paths

Almost every window installer uses drop cloths around the windows during installation. A thoughtful and considerate installer will make sure that the drop cloths won’t get in the way. Unlike most types of remodeling projects, you can continue using the house while the windows are being installed.

Improperly placed drop cloths can be a tripping hazard and just seems unsightly when the area is not in use. 

Use Tarps and Plastic Coverings

The areas around the windows need to be protected against dust. It comes from the old windows as they get removed. This includes plaster dust and the immediate outdoors after the old windows are removed. Covering your valuables, electronics and furniture with tarp or plastic covering can make it easier to clean up after the installers are finished. In addition to using tarp and dust covers, our installers thoroughly clean all the work areas to ensure not one speck of dust remains after they’re done.

Take Out What You Can

If you have one-of-a-kind items on display – perhaps, some rare books or a valuable piece of art – it would be better to take them out of the house for the duration of the project. You may end up spending a few more dollars for storage, but it can save you from damaging potentially priceless items.

Keep Your Pets Away

The noise and sudden presence of people can stress your furry loved ones. Make arrangements to temporary rehome them during your window replacement project, maybe at friends or family, or your trusted vet. Your pets may also get in the way of the installers or even contribute to the mess by shedding or urinating indoors out of fear. By taking preemptive measures, your window replacement project – and any other remodeling project, for that matter – can be less of a mess.

Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis is your leading provider of replacement windows and patio doors. Give us a call at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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