Today there is a lot of talk about the practicality, high quality and durability of plastic windows. Thus, the time comes when old windows have to be replaced with new products. There can be many reasons – obvious defects, poor-quality installation, destruction, configuration has ceased to suit, there is a desire to replace old wooden windows, etc. But when performing further actions, it is necessary to fulfill a number of recommendations in advance.
First of all, it is advisable to decide on the configuration of the future product, because the new plastic window should be normally installed in the existing opening. In addition, if you want to save money, you can provide for blind flaps, which will reduce the total cost of the product. Only in this case it will be necessary to wash the windows on the back side with a certain risk to life. But this problem can be solved if you buy a special brush with a long handle for cleaning windows. It is best if the flaps open in different ways. In this case, it will not only be more convenient to clean the windows, but also more efficiently ventilate the room..
The next step is to find a reliable company that can fulfill all your requirements for delivery times and quality of window installation. It is not superfluous to pay attention to the reviews of friends and acquaintances. You can look on the Internet and read the opinions of people who have already used the services of this or that company. In this case, it is advisable to immediately clarify whether any additional options are provided, for example, raising windows to the apartment, measuring the existing opening, cleaning and removing old garbage after dismantling.
Be sure to call the measurer before the final order, who must clearly fix the size of the window. You can do this yourself, but then the responsibility for incorrectly made windows lies entirely with the customer..
It should also be borne in mind that not all weather and seasons are suitable for installing windows. For example, installation will be very difficult to complete if outside the window is below 10 degrees below zero. This is due to the peculiarities of modern polyurethane foam. In addition, if the windows were installed in cold weather, condensation will surely appear over time. This will create cracks for wind to enter. In the event that there is still no way out, and the installation has to be done in winter, it is advisable to carefully study the contract, paying special attention to maintenance and warranty obligations.
Preparatory work is also important, therefore, before the arrival of the company’s employees, be sure to cover all the furniture with film or sheets. If possible, it is better to take everything out of the room altogether, because the fine cement dust that forms during the dismantling of the old window can penetrate deep into the upholstery. At the time of replacing the window and until the end of wet cleaning, it is best to take children and animals to the farthest room or even to another room altogether.
By agreement with the company and with a personal desire, you can save a little money. To do this, it is necessary to discuss some of the details of delivery and installation in advance. In particular, you can bring the window to the apartment yourself. There is nothing difficult in dismantling old windows, not to mention the usual garbage disposal. The only thing that you should definitely entrust to professionals is to install plastic windows.