One of the most common questions among homeowners seeking window replacement services is, “Are windows replaced from inside or outside the house?” They ask this to get an idea of how to prepare for the window installation project, especially if the contractors plan to work from inside the house. Here is a brief answer to this question and tips to prepare for the window replacement project.
The Replacement Approach Depends on the Window Design
Whether the contractors will replace your windows from inside or outside the house depends on the window’s design. Design, in this case, refers to the width of the inner and outer walls.
Windows that have wider outer walls and narrower inner walls are usually replaced from the outside. The opposite is true – windows with wider inner walls and narrower outer walls (commonly known as offset windows) are replaced from the inside. It is prudent to consult a professional contractor for a definite answer.
In most cases, contractors usually need to work from inside the house, regardless of the replacement approach. It can get messy, so it is important to prepare well ahead of time – however, exterior replacement is less messy than a few interior touchups. For example, they may need to fasten the windows from the inside, which would involve some drilling and other potentially messy activities.
Ultimately, the contractor needs to do everything necessary to ensure that they install the new window properly. It is advisable to give them the space they need and help them work faster by preparing your home in advance.
Preparing for a Window Replacement Project
The first thing that comes to mind is your most valuable items, such as furniture, paintings, and décor. It is advisable to move these out of the contractors’ way before the project starts.
You can also try covering the wall décor and any valuable flooring components, including hardwood boards and delicate rugs. Accidents may still happen regardless of how well you prepare, so it is advisable to find a careful contractor – it would also help if the contractor was insured.
Find a Professional
Window replacement can be messy, especially if the windows need to be installed from the interior. However, this shouldn’t be a concern when working with a professional contractor in the Twin Cities. Our Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows contractors can help put your mind at ease. Get in touch today to learn more about how we can help.