A lot of excitement and anticipation comes with renovating your home. After all, you’ve spent months (if not years) planning every detail, not to mention saving up to pay for the work. At the end, you’re going to be left with your dream home, or at the very least a much improved space.
But before all the messy work begins, it’s wise to protect anything that might get caught in the crossfire and this includes your windows. From smashed glass to damaged frames, having to repair your windows is the last thing you’d want, when you’re actually trying to improve your property.
Here’s an overview of some of the steps you need to take to protect your windows during any renovation work.
Protect Your Windows
Ask your contractors about protecting the windows from any work they are going to carry out before they arrive on site. During the consultation is the best time for this discussion, to ensure everyone is on the same page.
Ideally, your contractor should place protective sheeting either on the inside or outside of your windows, depending on the type of work you are having done. If there is a chance your windows may get smashed (i.e from scaffolding, large pieces of timber etc) then boarding should also be considered.
If your contractor isn’t able to protect your windows (especially for lesser jobs), you can tape the windows using clear plastic sheeting. Doing so will protect them from paint, plaster, stucco etc. Ensure the tape is strong enough to hold the sheet in place but also can be removed easily without having to use excessive force/chemicals. Otherwise, that too could damage your windows or the frames.
What To Do If Your Windows Get Damaged
Sometimes even when the best care is taken, accidents still happen. If you’re dealing with debris on the window and not broken glass, it may still be fixable. At this point, the best thing to do is to contact a professional window cleaning company, who can assess the damage and work out a plan.
Known as post-construction window cleaning, the service can include everything from sticker removal to the removal of dried paint, concrete and much more. Whatever you do, do not leave the cleaning in the hands of your contractors. As much as they may want to help, the wrong chemicals or blades on the windows could cause far more damage in an instant.
A professional window cleaning company, on the other hand, has decades of experience in the exact problem you are dealing with. We know the precise tools, products not to mention techniques that are required for each specific issue. Therefore, we will ensure a seamless removal of the debris from your window glass or frame.
Post Construction Window Cleaning Melbourne
Do you need further advice about protecting your windows during home renovation work? Or perhaps you’ve just had some work done, and require post-construction window cleaning?
Operating across the Melbourne area, Acorn Window Cleaning is ready and waiting to help! Give us a call on 9118 3333. Alternatively, drop us an email to book or to make any enquiries and we’ll get back to you.