When during renovations to schedule your window replacement
If you’re planning a major home renovation, you may not know where to start or in which order to do things. Here are some considerations to mull over when planning your renovation timeline, including when you should have your new windows installed.
Windows replacements should be prioritized
Generally speaking, any work involving the envelope of your home should be done before starting renovations to the interior of your home. This includes projects involving your windows, roof, siding and foundation.
These projects should be done first because they’re what protects your home from the elements. After all, you wouldn’t want to install new flooring only to have it ruined because your old windows leak.
Once all the exterior work is done, you can be sure that the work you do to the inside of your home will remain in good condition for years to come.
Are you wondering how to organize your remaining projects? If so, the basic rule of thumb is the following: always complete the electrical, insulation and plumbing work behind walls first, followed by removing or adding walls if necessary. After that, many people choose to go room by room, tackling projects like the bathroom or kitchen first. Finally, the floor should be replaced last to avoid damaging it while other work is completed.
Choosing the right windows for your home renovation
When thinking about your new windows, consider your priorities. If you want an unobstructed view, a picture window is your best bet. On the other hand, if airflow is more important to you, choose a type that can open fully to let the breeze in.
Double- or triple-glazed windows with low-E coatings offer the best insulation, allowing you to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Finally, consider the material your new window frames are made of. Many people choose vinyl because they’re inexpensive, durable, low-maintenance and offer high insulation value.
How long do window replacement projects take?
After signing your contract, you should expect it to take six to eight weeks for your full window replacement to be complete. This provides sufficient time for the frames and panes to be manufactured and the installers to come and put your windows in.
Window installation experts in Ottawa
If you’re planning a home renovation, remember to save room in your budget for replacement windows from Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors. We offer high-quality products and guarantee-backed work. Contact us today for a free quote on windows for your home.