Should I Replace My Own Windows?

There’s no doubt that home renovations can get expensive, and some homeowners wonder if they can save some money by doing projects themselves. While that may be a good idea for certain projects, replacing your own windows is something that the majority of homeowners should not take on. Unless you are a window professional yourself, this job is one that can end up costing you more in the long run if you attempt a DIY installation.

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Professional Experience, Tools, and Knowledge

Window replacement professionals know what they are doing. When window replacement is what these professionals do all day, every day, they will understand any potential issues that may come up during the replacement process. They can help ensure that you have the right materials that will fit correctly. Replacing windows requires precise measurement and expert technique to avoid expensive problems down the line. You need a tight fit with a weatherproofed and sealed frame. Professionals have the skills to do it right the first time.

Professionals Have the Right Equipment

Replacing windows is precision work. To correctly replace your own windows, you need high quality tools that the majority of homeowners do not have on hand. Purchasing the tools for a window replacement project is cost-prohibitive. Window installation experts not only have the right high-quality equipment for the job, but they know how to use and not use that equipment.

Efficient and Reliable

Window replacement is not a quick process if you are attempting to do it on your own. You’ll first invest some time in learning the proper technique, and then you may be able to handle one window replacement a day. If you run into a problem halfway through, you may be stuck with a gaping hole in your home while you try to find a way to remedy the issue. A professional window replacement crew can typically handle about ten windows a day since they already understand the techniques and have their system down to a science, with no risk of incorrect installation.

Removal and Disposal

Removing windows, particularly on the upper level of your home, can be a dangerous task. Windows are often awkward to remove. Professionals have the necessary safety equipment and training to handle the removal in a way that keeps both the workers and your property safe. Once removal is complete, a window replacement contractor will also handle the disposal. They will take all of the old windows as well as any packaging from the new windows, leaving a clean job site at the end of the project.

A quality window contractor values their reputation and will guarantee their work. If issues arise after installation, a professional will come and take care of the issue, usually free of charge. If you DIY that window installation and you run into problems after the job is done it’s on you to figure out a resolution. Professional window installation teams have the right stuff to take care of your window replacement project including the experience, knowledge, and tools needed to get the job done right. As far as home renovations go, this is a job best left to the professionals. If you are thinking about replacing some or all of your windows, contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today for a virtual appointment. We’d be happy to guide you through your choices and the whole installation process from beginning to end.


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