The “do it yourself” (DIY) approach to home improvement projects is trendier than ever in today’s digital age, where you can find YouTube tutorials on almost anything. But when it comes to a window replacement, most homeowners would be better off leaving the task to professionals. Hiring licensed, experienced installers can save time, money, and effort. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Portland discusses the risks of a DIY window project.
Failure to Identify Underlying Issues
Going the DIY route may seem like a great way to save money, but what most homeowners who take on complicated projects like a window replacement don’t realize is that they could actually end up doing more harm than good. The average homeowner simply lacks the knowledge necessary to be able to spot problems that could compromise the installation, resulting in costly repairs later on. By contrast, professionals are trained to spot and handle issues that can affect a window’s performance.
Certified installers can typically install your windows in a few hours. In contrast, homeowners can expect to spend days or even weeks on a project if they don’t have all the right equipment. Our team can provide quick and thorough window replacement services that will meet your needs without causing too much disruption in your household.
Loss of Warranty
If you install new windows without professional help, you will not be protected by warranty. In addition, you may not qualify for ENERGY STAR® rebates.
A DIY job doesn’t end when the window is installed—you also have to deal with the cleanup. Old windows will not fit in regular trash cans, so you have to haul them away to a dump. Hire a professional contractor like us to ensure a stress-free installation and cleanup.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Portland for high-quality replacement windows, from casement to picture windows. They come in different colors to complement your home’s traditional or contemporary design. We also provide a variety of door options. To learn more, call us at (503) 419-3960. We serve residents of Portland, OR, and nearby areas.