Windows are the most significant source of energy loss in homes, which is why it is essential to replace them at the first sign of disrepair. However, while it is possible to perform a window installation on your own, it is not the most advisable thing to do. Granted, the installation process seems simple enough, but numerous things can go wrong, and if a window is installed incorrectly, then you end up with the same situation you started with, poor energy retention. Therefore, before you are tempted to use the DIY approach, it is necessary to review the top three reasons to hire a professional installer.
Experience and Expertise
Professional window installation companies have both the experience and expertise to ensure that your windows are installed correctly. Also, many companies will offer some guarantee upon install that promises your satisfaction. Beyond warranties, these companies likely have a better understanding of municipal regulations than you and are likely licensed by the state.
While installing a single window may not take you too long, especially with a friend’s help, if you are installing multiple windows in different levels of your home, it will likely take you days to finish the job. A professional installation company can probably get the job done within a day. While you may only have access to a single friend and are only able to work in the evenings after work, professionals come prepared with an entire crew and can spend the whole day on your home.
Beyond experience and efficiency, most window installers are insured. Therefore, any damage that occurs while they are installing is their responsibility. For example, if the installers happen to drop or break a window as they are installing it, they, not you, are responsible for the replacement.
While it may be tempting to complete a window installation yourself, especially if it is only a couple, it is not worth it. Hire a professional and get the job done right the first time.