The Dangers of DIY Window ReplacementSeptember 26, 2018
Many homeowners are tempted by the prospect of attempting a DIY window replacement, hoping it will save them money. The truth is, DIY window installation can end up being more costly than hiring a contractor to do it for you.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Eastern NY explains why DIY window replacement isn’t worth it and discusses the importance of a flawless installation.
The root of many window problems can be traced to one source: a faulty installation. From air leaks to premature shrinking, a window installed improperly by an amateur has reduced effectiveness at withstanding the elements and is generally less durable than one installed by an experienced professional.
Poor installation also has a negative impact on the energy efficiency of the window, and by extension your entire home. A window that’s not properly installed will have noticeable gaps between the frame and the wall opening. This will result in tremendous energy loss as the frame expands and contracts when the temperature changes. If you want energy saving windows, you need to invest in high-quality products and retain the help of trusted professionals.
Small Mistakes Are Costly
Let’s face it; there’s a lot of trial and error when it comes to DIY projects. While it’s true that you must learn from a mistake, even the smallest blunders in installation can be costly to your home due to how significant the windows are to your home. That small mistake can lead to poor installation, which will open up a can of worms from air leaks to condensation.
Finally, DIY window replacement means you likely won’t have access to the top materials. At Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY, all our windows, from sliding to casement windows, are built with our exclusive Fibrex® window frames and high-performance glass. This makes our windows durable, long-lasting and energy-efficient—all in one package.
Give us a call at (866) 479-1700 for more information on our products and services. We offer expert window replacement services.