If you are a DIY enthusiast, then you have probably saved a lot of money updating and improving your home. Renovating kitchens and bathrooms can be a lot of work, but it is also fun and fulfilling. But online tutorials can only get you so far. When it comes to window installation, the DIY attempt will usually cause more problems than it solves. While it may not seem complicated, there is a myriad of things that can go wrong. Instead of saving you time and money, you could end up paying for some costly mistakes. Here are just a few problems that can result from DIY window installation:
- Margin of Error
With proper window installation, precise measurements are key. You can’t simply measure the opening and be done. Professionals know how to account for clearance, insulation, the frame—everything. One small error in measurements and your replacements may be too large or too small.
- Air and Moisture Leaks
Another step in installation is proper flashing installation so all water flows away from your window. Without it water can collect in the cracks and crevices and cause all kinds of mold and rot.
- Lengthy Installations
Tackling a project of this magnitude on your own will take time. You might be able to install one or two windows in a weekend, but what if your project is ten windows, with some on the second floor? It could take weeks, even months. Not only will your home be exposed to the elements longer, but you will be dealing with all the construction debris and equipment for that long as well. Professionals can complete the entire project in just a couple of days.
- Cost for Tools
Let’s talk about equipment. Most homeowners don’t have the proper tools for window installation. Renting or purchasing those tools is costly, and you won’t be able to find some of them at the local home improvement store. Then what do you do with them when your project is over? You also have to consider the cost of storage.
- Product Damage
Windows are large, heavy, and bulky. If an accident happens during a DIY installation you are going to have to pay to replace whatever you break. That is a lot of liability. When leaving it to the professionals you lessen the risk of accidents, and if something does happen, the company should have insurance to cover the cost of damages.
- Physical Risks
Beyond the risks of damaging your windows or your home, DIY window installation can also result in injury. This is why, unless you are trained, you should leave projects like electrical, roofing, tree removal, and window installation to the professionals.
Hire the Experts for Your Replacement Window Project
Professionals at Seaport Windows and Doors have years of experience. They have the proper product knowledge and training to get the job done right—on the first try. Properly installed windows will give you optimal efficiency and functionality for years to come. If you want new windows in Lakewood, CA call 714-220-3939, or stop by 4201 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 to talk with one of our experts today.