Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Replacement Window Installation

If you’ve recently decided to replace your old and inefficient windows and you have the installation day on your calendar, you may be wondering what else you need to do to prepare. Choosing your windows is the hardest part. Once you have hired our experienced team of window installation specialists at Lifetime Windows & Doors, you can sit back and relax knowing things will be completed with efficiency and accuracy. Here are some tips on how to make the replacement window process easy and stress free.

#1: Move things out of the way.
When your new windows arrive, your old ones will need to be completely removed. While this is something our team will take care of, you can make their job easier by moving things out of the way around the existing windows. For example, if there is furniture inside under the window or there are overgrown bushes on the outside, move the furniture and trim the bushes. In addition, ensure that pathways are clear in the areas that they will be working in, so they can haul the new windows in and the old windows out.

#2: Remove window treatments.
Any blinds or curtains that are attached to your old windows will need to be removed and stored. It’s also a good idea to take down surrounding paintings or wall décor so nothing gets knocked down during installation. Our team of window specialists are safe and attentive to each home’s surroundings, but it is important to minimize the risk of any accidents by removing things that surround it.

#3: Keep pets contained.
If you have pets, keep them away from the workspace, either in a closed room, closed garage area, or a crate. Pets could get anxious from construction noise, and we don’t want them to escape through a door that is open during installation.

In order to get ready for your installation project, it just takes a little bit of planning ahead and effort. This will ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible!

Ready to get your installation project started?  Contact us today to talk about your window style options! We offer a variety of styles and design options that fit with your home and your budget.

Spring Patio Design Tips

We’ve set the clocks forward and the springtime season officially begins this week. Spring is a great time to get outside and your home ready to enjoy the longer days and the sunnier weather. Here are some of our spring patio design tips that will get everything looking great, so you can enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest months ahead.

Tip #1: Install a new sliding glass door.
Want to enjoy the outdoors while staying cozy inside? A beautiful new sliding glass door is the perfect answer. A quality sliding glass door allows for natural sunlight to enter your home and it also allows the convenience of going in and out. In addition, new doors are energy efficient and won’t leak cool air in or warm air out. We install a variety of different sliding doors, including French in-swing or out-swing doors, stacking glass doors, or bi-folding glass doors that open in an accordion fashion. Contact us today for information on which style would be right for your space.

Tip #2: Update old exterior siding.
New siding can work wonders for your curb appeal, add value to your home, and it will be great to look at when you sit on your patio and enjoy the weather with your family or guests. If your exterior siding has areas of damage or dry rot, it’s important to replace it right away so it doesn’t cause damage to the inside. Our team at Lifetime Windows & Doors works with customers in replacing exterior siding and we’re proud to carry outstanding products from James Hardie Siding. New siding adds a new layer of energy efficiency to your home and can help you with heating and cooling bills over time.

Tip #3: Replace windows.
The windows in your home allow you to see the beauty of springtime. But if your windows are old, leaky, or noisy, it may inhibit your enjoyment. Replacement windows can reduce noise, help reduce utility bill costs, and will also keep you more comfortable!  Lifetime Windows & Doors carries a variety of window styles and brands that will fit well into your specific home’s style and most importantly, the budget you have set.

We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our professional team can help you get your home’s exterior updated and beautiful. Ready to get started? Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how to get your appointment on the books with us.