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How Does Window Replacement Work?

Are you getting ready to replace your windows? Don’t go into it blind. Here’s what you need to know about how window replacement works.

How does window replacement work?

Preparing Your Home

The first step in the window replacement process is home prep. Home prep involves covering the floor, covering your belongings, removing excess items from the room, and turning off any window safety features. You’ll also want to move furniture away from the windows to prevent damage. 

The Process

Once you’ve prepared your home, the process of installing your new windows can begin. 

The first thing window installers will do is cut any ropes in the sash of your old windows. They’ll then remove interior stops and pry out your current windows. Afterward, the installers will ensure that the correct window is being installed and it is leveled by loosely fastening it and checking its functionality. Once they’ve determined that the window is correct and is leveled, they can securely fasten it, reinstall stops, and install the exterior trim. 

Additional Work

As your windows are installed, the installer may need to perform additional work around the window. Additional tasks may include things like:

  • Removing rot
  • Modifying window stops
  • Cutting mull posts

This additional work ensures that the windows are properly installed and will stand the test of time. 

Walk Through and Inspection

After your new windows are installed, it’s time to see them for yourself. Carefully inspect the windows for any issues, and if there are none, you can sign off on the job. You can expect a good window installation company to install the windows correctly, promptly correct any issues, and clean the room once they’re done with the project. 


Most window installation companies offer warranties on their work. They may also follow up with you a few days after installation to ensure that you are happy with your new windows. In the event that you are unsatisfied, the company will come back and fix them at no extra cost.  

Quality Window Replacement, Guaranteed 

When you work with Platinum Exteriors, you can rest assured that you’re getting a high-quality Howard County Window Replacement. We’ve been in business for over 15 years and have the experience necessary to get the job done right. Contact us now for a free estimate.