At Progressive Insulation & Windows, we understand what you’d want to install your own door. After all, it likely seems like it’d be more affordable – and how hard can it really be to install a door? We’ve seen this situation time and time again. Before you start installing your own door, consider these five reasons that it may not be a good idea.
You probably don’t have the right tools
You may not be able to protect your doors from the #1 problem during installation
You may end up paying more in utilities
You’re likely to get a better price on the door
You can’t offer yourself a guarantee
One of the biggest issues homeowners have is buying their door, going to install it, and discovering that they need a host of tools that they don’t have. If you think that a screwdriver and level is enough, you’re sorely mistaken. Once you go out and invest in the needed tools for this single project, you’ll likely realize that it would have been just as cost effective to hire the professionals to install your door.
As you consider installing your own door, what do you imagine the main issue is likely to be? Many homeowners assume that the worst thing that could happen would be for the door to not be level, or for it to not fit snuggly with the frame. However, water is actually your biggest problem. If the door isn’t installed exactly the way it should be, then water infiltration can be a major problem.
If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home. One of the easiest ways to do that is to ensure that your windows and doors are sealed correctly. If you go to the trouble of installing your own door, only to have Progressive Insulation & Windows come out for a free energy audit and realize that your doors are losing you money, then you may wish that you’d paid to have your doors installed in the first place.
When you work with a large door installation company like Progressive Insulation & Windows, you can benefit from the relationships we have with door manufacturers. Typically, we can get doors at a bigger discount than you can – which means that the money you save by installing it yourself could have been saved by getting a better deal on your door through us.
One of the many reasons that Progressive Insulation & Windows is one of the top door installation companies in California is because we offer a generous guarantee on all our products and the work we do. We know that our technicians are highly trained and up for any challenge that comes their way. As a result, we can easily offer this guarantee.
If you install your own door and there are problems down the road, then you’ll be solely responsible for any repairs or replacement. Save money and time from the get-go and call us today at (800) 500-6200 to install your door.