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What’s it like to get replacement windows and patio doors?

Getting your windows and patio doors replaced is easier than you think. Many people are hesitant to replace their windows because they assume the process is complicated, messy and time-consuming. It may have been this way in the past, but today’s professionals can install your windows and doors quickly and cleanly. Here’s what to expect when you get your windows and patio doors replaced.

 

Choosing your windows and doors

The process begins with a customer representative from a window and door company visiting your home to do measurements and give you an estimate. There’s a large variety of windows and patio doors to choose from, and the representative can help guide you through the different styles and materials that are best for you.

 

Preparing your home

When the date of your replacement draws near, take the time to prepare your home. Move furniture away from window and door openings and ensure the replacement crew has a clear path through your home. Replacing windows and doors can shake and rattle your walls, so remove delicate items from shelves and valuable artwork from walls.

 

Windows replacement often requires outdoor ladder work, so move anything outside that might interfere with ladder placement.

 

Replacing your windows

When the window and door replacement crew arrives, workers will proceed quickly and efficiently. Professionals bring drop cloths and other protection measures to cover flooring and furniture.

 

The time it takes to replace windows and doors differs from house to house, depending on the job’s complexity. In general, a professional two-person crew can replace a window in about an hour. Large windows take a bit longer.

 

Installing a patio door takes more time because the crew often needs to remove and replace rotten wood and make custom-built flashing. It can take half a day or more to replace a patio door.

 

Inspecting the work

Once a crew has installed a window or door, check it for scratches and dings. Open and close them a couple of times to ensure everything works smoothly. Don’t let the crew leave until you’re 100 percent satisfied.

 

Choose the best time to replace your windows and doors

Rain, snow or cold weather can delay your window installation. In Ottawa, summer is typically the best time of year to get your window and patio door replacement because there’s less chance of delays. However, book in advance because contractors are very busy during this peak season.

 

Window and patio door replacement in Ottawa

Canadian Comfort has been a trusted name for window and patio door replacement in Ottawa for more than 50 years. Our professional window installation comes with a 10-year labour guarantee, so you know you’re getting the work done right. We also make it easy on your budget with easy monthly payments. Contact us today to arrange an in-home free estimate from one of our friendly window and door experts.