Whether you’re having a double-hung or a wood window installed in your home, you can pretty much expect that you’ll be left to deal with a huge mess due to the debris and sawdust. However, just because you can expect it, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer through it. In fact, there are a few ways that can help you avoid dealing with too big a mess caused by a window replacement project.
In this post, Skyline Windows discusses the various methods of containing the mess that window replacement projects cause in your home.
Before you hire a contractor, ask them if they can help you minimize the mess the project will cause by laying traps both inside and outside of the home. The tarp on the inside can catch any dust and the tarp on the outside allows them to drop the debris there without ruining your landscaping. Apart from that, if a miter or table saw will have to be used on your windows, they can do it on the tarp to catch the sawdust and easy disposal.
Seal The Work Area
Aside from laying around tarps in your home, you can also ask your contractors if they can seal the work area as they install your new windows. For an extra cost, you can get some plastic drop sheets and have them hang it around the area where the work is being conducted.
Close The Doors
Sometimes, the simplest way is the best way to minimize the mess of a window replacement project. As the window installation professionals are installing your new composite window, make sure to close all the doors that don’t need to be accessed by the workers. That way, the dust and debris are kept in one area as much as possible and ensures better clean-up results from the crew.
Tape The Vents
On the other hand, you can also shut off your heating and cooling as the installation project is underway. That way, the reduced airflow of your home can contain the dust and debris in one area. Alternatively, you can also tape up the vents of the work area if turning off your HVAC system isn’t a feasible option.
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