So you saw a Pinterest board or YouTube video about replacement windows and now you want to take on this project DIY-style. Video tutorials make it look easy, so there’s absolutely no reason you won’t be able to finish this one by yourself, right?
Wrong. Don’t break out your tools just yet. There are plenty of reasons a job like this should only be handled by professionals:
Modern replacement windows are more sophisticated than ever before. With low-E film coatings, UV protection, tints and other bells and whistles, they offer so much more than just a view outdoors. All these added features come with warranties in case of any accident, damage or untoward incident. However, many manufacturers will not honor warranties unless their windows are installed by professionally certified contractors. After all, this is the only way they can ensure that their products have been installed properly.
Replacement window installation involves a lot more than removing the old window and inserting the new. You may have to make changes to the frame, and in case the new window doesn’t precisely fit the existing opening, certain adjustments must be made. Unfortunately, most of the tutorial videos you’ll find online will not teach you how to handle damaged frames, rotten walls or incorrectly sized holes. When it comes to these important steps, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
The search for the right kind of window alone is a daunting task, what with all the options you can choose from. Make sure that you maximize what your replacement windows can do by having them installed by the professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland. Call us today at (503) 419-3960 to schedule a consultation and even get a free estimate. Our services are available in Tigard, Beaverton, West Linn, OR, and nearby areas.