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What To Expect When Replacing Your Doors and Windows

So, you're thinking about tackling a window and door replacement project? Good for you! It can be overwhelming, but don't worry; we've got your back.

At Alcon Windows & Doors, we know how important it is to have a smooth and successful experience. That's why we've put together this handy guide to walk you through every step of the process. Let’s get started!

Before the installation

Maintain constant communication

Effective communication is vital throughout the window and door replacement process. Ask for start and end dates, how and when materials will be delivered, work hours, etc. During the project, stay connected with your contractor, ask for updates, and express any concerns or questions.

By working together and clearly understanding each other, you can expect a successful project that improves your home's appearance and functionality.

Protect your home

To safeguard your belongings during the project, preparing your home accordingly is a good idea. Cover furniture and valuables to prevent accidental damage or debris from settling on them.

It's also advisable to secure any delicate items or relocate them to a different area of your home temporarily. If you have pets, keep them in a safe and separate space away from the construction zone for their well-being.

Clear the pathways

Take a walk around your home and make sure the pathways leading to the installation areas are clear. Remove any obstacles, such as outdoor furniture, potted plants, or other items that may obstruct the delivery team's access to your windows and doors. This will help streamline the process, minimizing potential delays or complications.

During the installation

The installation process

Depending on the size of the crew, they might approach the project differently. A smaller crew will likely focus on one window or door at a time. On the other hand, a bigger team may work on several openings simultaneously.

Here's the deal: If you've chosen window inserts for replacement, most of the work will happen from the inside. That means no messing around with the trim around your windows. It'll stay intact both inside and outside.

But, if you've gone for full window replacements, things get more involved. In that case, you'll need to prepare yourself for some changes. The window trim inside and outside your house will either be replaced entirely or taken apart and reassembled to accommodate the new windows.

Window and door replacement timeline

The duration of a window and door replacement project can vary depending on factors such as the number of windows and doors being replaced, the complexity of the installation, and the size of your home.

Generally, a typical installation can take a few days to a couple of weeks. It's essential to consider the preparation, installation, and post-installation steps involved in the process. Clearing the area, removing old windows and doors, properly installing the new units, and performing finishing touches take time.

Project completion and clean-up

Once all the new windows and doors are installed, the contractor will ensure they are properly functioning and address any final touch-ups. They will clean up the work area, removing any debris or materials used during installation.

After the installation


Ensure to thoroughly inspect all installed windows and doors at the end of the project. Inspect the glass for scratches and dents, and ensure that the windows slide smoothly to and fro.

The Miami window and door replacement company you can trust

Knowing what to expect before, during, and after a window or door installation helps you prepare ahead and ensure the project is carried out with minimal hitch. For high-quality products and installations in Miami, you can’t go wrong with Alcon Windows & Doors. Take the first step toward transforming your home by requesting an estimate today.


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