DIY window installations are never a good idea. Some homeowners might consider installing their new windows themselves to save on installation costs. However, this almost always ends up costing them more in the long run.
Here’s why it’s best to let professionals from window replacement companies handle window installations:
Many homeowners underestimate the time it takes to install windows. It takes professional window contractors roughly 40 to 60 minutes to install a new window, but first-time DIYers will need more time. The problem is most homeowners can only do DIY projects during weekends.
What about waiting until the next weekend to finish the DIY window installation? This isn’t an option for most homeowners, as putting off the window installation will leave their interior exposed to the elements. Given the risks involved, it makes more practical sense to have a professional contractor install your new windows.
Little Room for Error
Even a small gap between your wall and the window frame can allow moisture to infiltrate your home or heat or conditioned air to escape, which is why there’s little room for error. However, it’s highly likely that DIY installers will make at least a few mistakes.
Use of Specialized Tools
One reason why DIY installers are highly likely to make a few installation errors is that they might not be familiar with the specialized tools contractors use to install windows. It normally takes years to learn how to use these tools properly.
Given that installation errors can lower the returns on investment on a window replacement, it simply makes more practical and financial sense to let professionals from window and door replacement companies handle window installations.
Looking for window contractors near you?
PJ Sullivan Exteriors offers a wide variety of premium custom entry doors and windows. To schedule a consultation, you can call our New Jersey office at (201) 857-0600 or our New York office at (914) 768-3002. You can also fill out this form to get in touch with us today.