For straight-forward replacements in which no alterations to the openings are required, the extent of the work most probably will involve removing the existing stucco around the perimeter of the window (siding), uninstalling the existing security system (done by client’s alarm contractor), putting down blinds (performed by the client), and in some cases, removing the window sills. Typically, existing windows can be pulled out as a unit. In some cases, however, older windows may have to be disassembled piece by piece. Expect a significant amount of dust to be generated as a result of drilling the holes to properly anchor the new windows. Unfortunately, there is no way around the dust issue. Also, it is common practice to remove the exterior stucco if the window is embedded into the stucco. Unless explicitly quoted or included in our contracts, client must assume that stucco restoration is NOT included in scope of work. After the window placement has been performed, an Astor Impact Windows representative can assess the stucco restoration labor and produce an estimate for the client.