Learn step-by-step how to fully detach, securely pack and correctly reinstall windows when moving homes. Follow these tips from Edmonton’s top-rated movers.
As one of the best movers in Edmonton specializing in home relocations for over 10 years, we have helped hundreds of families move to their dream houses.
During the move, one of the most commonly asked questions we get from clients is: “How do I properly move these large windows to my new home?”
I fully understand the concern. Those lovely bay and garden windows that provide such charming views can seem frighteningly fragile during a move.
And with their unusual shapes and sizes, wrapping and packing them provides an interesting puzzle for even professional movers like us.
Carefully Detach the Windows from the House
The process starts with carefully detaching the windows from the house. This includes:
- Remove any window dressings first like drapes, blinds, and window sills so you have open access to the windows.
- Use a utility knife to cut away old caulking and sealants around the interior and exterior edges.
- Remove any screws, latches, or other fasteners connecting the window to the house.
- Double-check that each window is fully detached before attempting to remove them.
Securely Wrap and Pack the Windows
Once removed from the house, the windows need proper wrapping and packing for safe transport:
- Disassemble the bay, garden, and any other specialty windows into individual window panes.
- Wrap each pane in thick moving blankets and secure blankets tightly with tape.
- Use sturdy cardboard and more tape to pack window panes into individual boxes. Remember to always keep panes vertical as if they were still installed in the house.
- Clearly label each box with room location and unpacking notes so correct windows get correctly reinstalled at the new home.
As experienced Edmonton movers, we always have specialty packing materials like thick moving blankets, tapes, boxes, and labels to expertly pack awkward items like windows.
Correctly Reinstall the Windows at the New House
After safely transporting the detached, wrapped, and packed windows to your new Edmonton home, correct reinstallation is key:
- Before installing, check all window panes and frames for any cracks or damage during the move. Only reinstall undamaged products.
- Apply fresh new caulk and sealants on all interior and exterior edges.
- Attach window fasteners to connect frames back into the house’s window openings. Attach any screws or latches as well.
- Carefully test that all windows open and close properly after installing.
- Add new window dressings like drapes, blinds, and sills to finish off.
Then stand back and admire how your beautiful windows now grace your home’s new rooms thanks to a smooth, properly executed window move!
As Edmonton’s highest-rated movers, please contact us today if you need assistance properly disassembling, packing, transporting, and reinstalling specialty items like bay, garden, and other unusually shaped windows during your upcoming Edmonton house move.
Our expert team has the skills, materials, and manpower to safely move your precious windows so you don’t have to worry.