4 Reasons to Leave Your Window Replacement to the Pros
Replacing your windows offers a number of benefits. However, a lot of homeowners try to get more, attempting to save on costs by taking the DIY route. Unfortunately, this often results in more problems as not a lot of homeowners have the necessary skills and experience to pull off replacing windows properly. On the fence about leaving your window replacement to the pros? Consider the following reasons:
- It will take less time
Because they don’t have the needed skills and experience, homeowners who do their own window replacements usually end up taking longer to complete the project compared to what it would take a professional to do the installation. Some people will argue that they have time to spare but, if that were you, remember that every second that you have a gaping hole in your wall is a second that your home is vulnerable to the elements. With the weather being erratic these days, it’s not unusual for sudden downpours to come. Professionals already know the ins and outs of window replacement so they are able to complete an installation quickly, ensuring you deal with the least amount of disruption possible to your schedule.
- End results will be more polished
One of the biggest differences between a DIY project and professional work is the quality of the installation. No thanks to insufficient skills, knowledge, and experience, a replacement window can be improperly installed, which will affect its overall functionality and appearance. At the same time, installing a window not according to manufacturer instructions will void warranties, making you lose out on generous coverage offered on properly installed replacements.
- You have protection in case there’s trouble
Some may argue that even professional installations can sometimes go awry. This is true, but the likelihood that something will go wrong is very small. And should a problem occur, it won’t be as bad as you’d expect since professional works are usually covered by warranties that can help cover expenses necessary to fix your window. Aside from installation warranties, manufacturer warranties will also be in place for window replacements installed by professionals.
- You make the most out of your investment
Replacing a window is nothing to scoff at because you’re investing in improving your home. And regardless of how much you’ll be spending, you’re going to want to make sure that you make the most out getting replacements. The simplest way to do this is to ensure they last, and that you can do by having your windows properly installed. Again, professionals have the skills and experience (not to mention the tools!) to carry out a proper installation so you are assured that your replacement windows will be in good hands. A properly installed replacement will also require little maintenance down the line so you’ll also save on costs that way.
Treating your windows right
Your windows play a vital role in protecting your home so there’s no reason to cut corners when it comes to installing replacements. Just make sure you’re working with the right contractor and you’ll find that opting for a professional installation will be worth it.
Ed Sullivan has been with Renewal by Andersen of San Diego for over a decade as Project Coordinator. He helps oversee the company’s window and door replacement projects, ensuring that everything is on schedule and that customers are constantly kept in the loop. When he is not out working on the field, Ed contributes home improvement articles to the company blog.