When it’s time for new windows, you likely want to keep your costs as low as possible. At Progressive Insulation & Windows we provide fast, efficient, and competitively priced window installation. If you are trying to decide which option to choose, keep reading for an honest assessment of the pros and cons of DIY window installation.
The Main Advantage of DIY Window Installation: Short Term Cost
Of course, it likely comes as no surprise that the main advantage of DIY window installation is a lower short-term cost. However, this is not always the case. Remember that you may have to purchase specialty tools and products. Depending what you have on hand, this could end up costing nearly what it would have cost to have the experts do it.
Disadvantage #1: It May Not Save You Money in the Long Run
While it can be tempting to save money in the short term, it is important to understand that this savings may just be short lived. Some window manufacturers void their warranty if you do not have your windows installed by the experts. Installing them improperly can reduce your home’s energy efficiency, which could not only make you uncomfortable in your home, but could significantly raise your home’s utility bills. In short, the short-term gain may be lost quicker than you think.
Disadvantage #2: You Will Miss Out on Your Peace of Mind
If you install your own windows, even if all seems well initially, how well can you trust them? Can you be 100% sure that they were installed correctly? Probably not. On the other hand, when you work with a professional window installation company like Progressive Insulation & Windows you can trust that we will do the work right – and we don’t, we will take the necessary steps to take it right.
Disadvantage #3: You May Be Putting Yourself at Risk
If installing your own windows requires you to get on a latter at all then you are risking your life. Many people don’t realize that falling from ladders is one of the top causes of accident deaths. When you work with a licensed window installer, you are working with someone who has the experience and safety equipment that you don’t.
Disadvantage #4: You Won’t See the Same Return on Your Investment
There are many reasons you may be considering replacement windows but it is likely that one of them is that you want to see an increase in the value of your home. This is only going to happen if your windows are properly installed. If they have gaps, the flashing is not correct, or they are not leveled, then they could actually reduce the value of your home.
The good news is that it is easy to get the help you need: Just contact Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200 and let us help you find the right windows – and provide the expert installation you need.