There is a recent trend of do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs by homeowners. The idea behind it is to save money on labor by replacing one’s own windows and only spending for the material. As tempting as it may seem, it’s hardly a great idea. You might be causing more harm than good. Here are four reasons why you should trust the pros for your window replacement.
1. Knowledge of the Service
It’s important to ask yourself how much you know about the project before attempting DIY. Even with proper planning beforehand, it’s not easy to execute every step of the installation. No amount of online tutorials and videos can replace the years of experience window contractors already have. They are constantly training, learning and remastering their skills.
2. Timing Is Everything
Consider your regular daily and weekly schedule. Going to work, getting back home, prepping meals and other activities take time. Do you have the time to work on installing replacement windows? Remember that you have to include the planning, measurements, use of equipment and the installation itself. Regular contractors usually take days to complete a project, which can be difficult to perform by yourself.
3. Documents Matter
Professionals have an advantage in that they have the necessary paperwork for assuring job safety and efficiency. They have the proper license for the service, insurance for possible emergencies and warranties that are usually used to address any errors during the installation. This applies to all home improvement projects, from exterior replacement doors to new siding. If you attempt DIY, remember that you may not receive any insurance or warranty to fix any mistakes.
4. Equipment Needed
Remember that your replacement windows need the right equipment to be installed properly. Even if you know how to use them, remember that it will take months or years before you ever need them again. Meanwhile, professionals use them on a daily basis, ensuring that they are well-maintained.
Superior Products Colorado is a trusted and licensed contractor that’s a better option than DIY. Our repertoire includes roofing, siding and windows. Call us today at (303) 857-5395 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote. We work with homeowners in Denver and Aurora, CO.