Protect your propertyA professional and experienced crew will do their best not to damage your property, but accidents do happen. To reduce the chance of an accident, relocate tippy items like floor lamps away from the work area. The process of installing a window or door could rattle the walls, so remove fragile items off nearby shelving. The installers should bring along their own drop cloths and plastic to protect the floor in the work area, but let them know if there are any other delicate surfaces you would like them to be particularly gentle on or around. If you’re the handy type, remove any shades, blinds, and curtains you plan on reusing.
Not so handy? Ask the installer to carefully remove them for you. If shades, blinds and curtains don’t need to be removed to replace the window, ask that the installers wrap them up in plastic.