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How long does it take to remove and replace a window?

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 How long does it take to remove and replace a window?To better answer this question, one has to understand the conditions that necessitate the removal and replacement of the window. If you are building a new house, you should first consider the type of windows you want.

Yes, they might differ from one room to the next, but knowing the type is essential as it affects how long it will take to replace them later. Also, the type of house will affect the duration.

For example, removing and replacing a window in an apartment will require a different amount of time than replacing a window in your stand-alone home.

Removing and installing a window in an apartment

This will take anywhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour per window. The range is due to some factors, such as reach. Some windows might be more challenging to reach than others, meaning more time.

How long it takes to remove and replace a window in a bungalow

How long does it take to remove and replace a window?This will take approximately 20 minutes per window. Yes, it is actually much easier to install a window in a stand-alone house than in an apartment.  

Now, you should know that numerous things would affect these durations. Here are other things that you also have to consider:

  • Storey building – the duration needed will be affected by how high up the apartment is. The windows of apartments on lower floors are easier to remove and replace than those on the upper floors.
  • Design of window – it will take much time to remove and replace a window if it has a complex design or is custom-made. Also, the time will be affected by whether you are installing a similar design to what you have removed or a new one.
  • Size of the window – larger windows will take more time to replace than smaller windows. They will also require more laborers to ensure they are removed and installed correctly.
  • State of the frame – is the frame being replaced as well? What condition is it in? It will take more time if the frame has to be replaced. Also, if you change the design of the window, you might also have to change the frame. This will affect the amount of time needed. You will also need more time if the frame is being customized.
  • Other repair work – the duration it takes to remove and replace a window will also be determined by the other repair works involved. For example, do you need more waterproofing work to be done? If so, then it will definitely take more than the maximum 1-hour mentioned. Damaged frames and walls that surround the window might also require repair.
  • Accessibility – You also have to consider how accessible the window is. That is why replacing windows in a high building takes longer than in a bungalow. But other things can affect accessibility. For instance, trees can make it harder to reach the windows, especially from outside. Other debris might also make it harder for you to access the window.

How to reduce the time taken to remove and replace a window

How long does it take to remove and replace a window?Now that you know what you need to consider, you probably also want to know what you can do to reduce the amount of time needed.

First, you should hire a professional company to remove and replace a window. Inexperienced personnel tend to be slower and also prone to mistakes that have to be undone and revised. That will waste time. Professional companies might be more expensive, but you can be assured of quality work done in the minimal time possible.

To reduce the amount of time you need, you also have to remove any debris and trim down trees that might block access to the window before the installer arrives. This will make it easier for them to ensure they are out of your hair as soon as possible.

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