Now that you are ready to do your home renovations, you are probably wondering how long it will take for your window replacement project. This involves a great many details from measuring your windows, to choosing windows style and the installation process.
The following will give you a guideline as to how to determine how long it will take for window replacement Toronto.
Choosing the Windows and Placing the Order for your Window Replacement
The first thing you need to do to replace windows is to decide what type of windows materials you want to use, as well as what style of windows. Once you have narrowed down your choices, either you or your contractor will need to find the measurements. This will help you to determine if you need standard size or custom designed windows.
Once you have chosen what windows you want and gathered the measurements, you can then place your order. Typically, it takes around 4 to 8 weeks for a standard order. However, if you are getting custom designed windows, it could take an additional two or more weeks to receive your order. Your contractor or windows supplier will keep you updated and let you know when your windows have arrived and are ready for installation.
Removal of Current Windows
Unless there are any problems, it should not take long to remove your old windows before window replacement. The average time to replace a standard window is about half an hour. This means that depending on how many windows you need to be replaced, it should take one or two days for the installment process. For example, if you are replacing thirty windows, it would take about 15 hours, or 2 days, of labor to complete the process.
If there are any problems with removing your current windows, or if there are structural issues that need to be addressed, this can add some time to the time needed for window replacement.
Factor in Time for Any Adjustments Needed for Window Replacement
If you are having any custom designed windows installed, there will be more time needed for your window replacement. This would be the case if you were switching from a standard size window to a picture window or converting your windows to bay or bow windows. However, this will not lengthen the process as great deal, unless there is major construction needed. A reputable windows company should be able to install custom windows fairly quickly but if you have a number of custom windows, it might add an extra day or two the overall process.
Testing the New Windows
A professional windows installer will not deem the job complete until each and every window passes a series of tests to ensure that they have been properly installed. This includes testing to see if they can open and close without any issues as well as ensuring that all the locks function properly. As well, they will check to see if there are no gaps or crack in the window frames to ensure that they are properly insulated. Once your windows have passed these tests, the window replacement project will be completed.
If you keep all of these factors in mind, you should be able to successfully determine how long it will take for your window replacement. Contact your local windows company to get started today.