Can I Install Replacement Windows Myself?
Looking to upgrade the windows in your home, but not sure if you can install them yourself? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Replacement windows offer many benefits to homeowners including more comfortable living conditions, improved aesthetics, and better energy efficiency, but these benefits can quickly be lost with a botched installation job.
So, Can You Install Replacement Windows Yourself?
While replacement windows can be installed by a do-it-yourselfer, the installation process can be more involved than many believe—leading to a number of issues and unplanned expenses. For someone with experience, on the other hand, DIY replacement window installation can be a great cost-saving measure.
Advantages of Installing Replacement Windows Yourself
The primary—and most obvious—advantage to installing replacement windows yourself is cost savings. Installing windows yourself can shave thousands of dollars off the cost of a replacement window job—but only if you already have the necessary tools to complete the job yourself. If you do not already possess the necessary tools, you could be looking at hundreds of additional dollars to purchase quality tools for the job.
Disadvantages of Installing Replacement Windows Yourself
Conversely, there are several disadvantages to installing replacement windows yourself. If you install your windows incorrectly, you may lose many of the energy saving and aesthetic benefits replacement windows add to your home. If you break the windows during the installation process, or you measure your window opening incorrectly, you are left with an expensive problem and nobody to blame but yourself. When you hire a professional window contractor, not only are these issues less likely to occur, but if they do, you are not financially responsible for the mistakes.
Hiring a professional is the best way to maximize the value of your window replacement investment. If you opt to have someone install your windows for you, it is a good idea to hire a window installation specialist. A lot of handymen and general contractors will install windows, but they do not specialize in window installation and thus may not offer the same quality or guarantees of work that a window specific contractor will.
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Whether you need replacement windows professionally installed or simply supplied, Quality Window & Door can help. As both an installation contractor and a window supplier, we can help homeowners, property managers, and contractors alike.
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