After many years of service, your windows will reach a point where simple repairs will no longer be enough to restore them. As such, the only option is to replace them. At such a time, you will have to make a decision; roll up your sleeves and do the job yourself, or hire a window replacement expert.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, the top contractors for window replacement in Vancouver, WA, explores the differences between the two approaches:
Doing It Yourself
Replacing a window is never as easy as it seems – a lesson that DIY first timers often learn the hard way. Between the stress of shopping for new windows, taking measurements, and the installation itself, you are bound to lose a lot of time. Although you’ll probably take DIY to save on labor costs, the truth is that you’re more likely to spend later on for repairs and adjustments.
Perhaps the biggest risk in a DIY approach is in not meeting your energy efficiency needs. Weatherproofing and complete air sealing must accompany a window replacement before you begin to enjoy its energy saving features. These projects are the forte of professionals.
Hiring a Window Replacement Professional
Aside from saving you valuable time, this approach also ensures a job well done. There are building codes, window styles, energy efficiency, and quality of installations to consider, all of which must come together to ensure the success of your project.
A professional will recommend various window types to suit your style and budget, and can quickly assess your current window openings to see if it needs any repairs prior to the installation. Hiring an expert can also keep you from spending beyond your budget, since you already have an agreed rate.
Let the Portland, Oregon window replacement experts handle your project today. With us, you will benefit from our hassle-free replacement process, backed by one of the best warranties in the industry. What’s more, you will have new windows that are not only energy efficient, but also beneficial to the curb appeal of your home.
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