Deciding which new windows to install is the first step but once you have made that decision, you will need to decide if you should install them yourself or hire the professionals. The truth is that there are pros and cons to both options. Keep reading to find out what those pros and cons are, then contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 to request a free quote.
Pro: You’ll Save Money in the Short Term
The main advantage of installing your own windows is the fact that you won’t pay to have them installed. This can save you quite a bit of money in the short-term. That is, assuming you already have all the tools and resources needed to install the windows. If you end up having to buy or rent expensive tools, you could end up paying more than you would have paid to have the professionals do it for you.
Con: You Will Likely Pay More in the Long Run
Yes, you may be able to avoid the cost of window installation today, but you can end up having to pay a lot more in the long run – in several ways. First, you may void your warranty if you do not have your new windows installed by a professional. Second, it is easy to make a seemingly minor mistake when you do not have years of experience with installation. This mistake could end up casing damage to your home, lowering your home’s energy efficiency (which raises utility costs), and more.
Pro: You Will Good About Being Involved
Many homeowners feel a lot of pride and a sense of accomplishment when they are able to install their own windows. However, remember that the opposite is true – if you try to install your window and end up unable to complete the job, you may feel worse than if you had just called in the professionals to install your windows or you.
Con: You Will Lose the Peace of Mind of Professional Installation
When you turn to the professional to install your windows, you will have the peace of mind that they have been installed correctly. On the off chance that they were not, then you will have warranty and guarantee protection. Doing it yourself could result in serious dangers, especially when working on upper floors of your home, and could even lower the value of your home if the windows are not installed correctly.
Remember as well that many window installation mistakes, such as gaps between the window and the sill, can lead to water damage. This can cost thousands of dollars to repair – plus the need to replace the windows. If you are ready to find the right windows – and the right window installation company – contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 today.