Preparing For Energy Efficient Windows Installation | Lewisville, TX

Preparing For Energy Efficient Windows Installation | Lewisville, TX

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Are you in need of some new windows? If you are then you absolutely want energy efficient windows but then you need to be prepared for the process involved in installing them. So, let’s take a look at what you need to know and what you need to do when it comes to installing those new windows. It’s not going to be difficult for you, because you’re mostly just going to watch what’s happening, but at least you’ll be prepared along the way.

Before the Installation

Before your windows are installed you’ll need to choose a company to do it. You need to do some research to make sure that you choose a company that you like and that you trust. Then, you need to make sure that you’re getting someone who can do the type of work that you need. You’ll also want to look at the specific windows that you want and make sure that you’re working with someone who can do exactly what you’re looking for. That’s going to take a bit of time on your part, but it’s definitely going to help you get things started on the right foot.

You’ll also need to meet with the company that you choose to discuss all of your options for energy efficient windows. They’ll come over, usually with a book of different types of windows that you can look at. They’ll also take a bunch of measurements and discuss with you all of the different ways that your windows could be designed. All of this is to help you get exactly the look you want for your energy efficient windows. And it makes the process easier for them when it comes to scheduling and ordering the windows that you want.

Finally, once everything is decided and ordered you’ll schedule the installation. When it comes to preparing for installation day your only job is to make sure someone is there to open the door for the installers and to get things ready. Getting ready just means making sure that there’s a path to get to any of the windows that are being replaced, so that the installers can get in and out with as little disruption to your home as possible. Clearing a simple path from at least one of the doors in your home to the windows will make the process faster and easier for everyone.

Installation Day

When you’re ready for installation day on your energy efficient windows you shouldn’t need to do anything but open the door. The installers should show up right on time and they should give you a time in advance to expect them. Not only that but they should introduce themselves and let you know what they’re going to be doing and where they’re going to be working. This is especially important if the project is going to take more than one day so you can be prepared.

You should then be able to go about whatever you want to do for the day while the installers get to work on the rest. They’ll take care of setting things up, including tarps or ladders. They may ask you to remove a few additional items from the areas they will be working if they believe those items might be in the way. Both inside and outside your home will likely need to be prepped to make sure that nothing is damaged by the installers going in and out of the house or moving around with old and new windows. But the process won’t take long and they’ll begin removing the old and putting in your new energy efficient windows.


The installation part of the process starts with taking out exterior screens, storm windows, sashes and sliding tracks. Frames may also have to be removed depending on the specific type of window that you’re having installed. Not all energy efficient windows will have a brand new frame in your Lewisville, TX home. But the removal process has to be done carefully to make sure that no damage is done to the house. Also, they don’t want to damage the old windows while they’re being removed as this could result in broken glass.

Once the old windows are out and the openings are prepared it’s time to put in the new windows. This starts with placing the window into the space. Then using insulation to fill in the space and make sure that each window is fully secured. This makes sure that you’re going to have energy efficient windows that aren’t going to leak or allow heat to get in or out of the house. You want to make sure that this process is done right so that your windows look and work just the way you expect.

When they’re done and the new windows have been fully installed the installers will come get you and let you know what’s been done. If they need to come back another day they’ll let you know what was done and what still needs to be done. They’ll likely walk you through the areas where they did work and show you the new windows that they installed and how they function. Then, they’ll clean up the space and pack up their belongings to turn your house back over to you until they return for the rest of the job.

When you’re ready to have new energy efficient windows installed at your house you want to make sure you hire the right team to make it happen. That’s where Energy Window Solutions can help you. We can come to your house at a time that’s convenient for you to help you figure out just what you need for your home and get started with the installation process. You want to make sure that you have great windows and a home you can enjoy and we can help you with that. Our team can be at your house in no time and you’ll be able to get the look you want for your energy efficient windows and your Lewisville, TX home.