You might be one of the millions of people in the United States who try to save money by doing their own home renovation tasks. This may be a terrific method to save money if you have the right tools, skills, and resources. However, if you’re dealing with a major installation project, such as a door installation, the money you save now might cost you afterwards.
We’re just as proud of our installation specialists as we are of the goods and materials we utilize at Progressive Insulation & Windows. We recognize your desire to save money, which is why we strive to offer the most affordable rates possible. You can try to build your own front door, but we’ve found that there are a number of ways it could backfire. Before you decide to conduct your own installation, keep in mind that these four things may be unavoidable.
The frame will not fit properly
This is by far the most prevalent self-installation problem. When you remove a door and replace it with one of the same size, you presume that the frame will fit appropriately. This isn’t the case at all. Depending on how old the door you’re replacing is, it may have grown damaged over time, bloated due to moisture, or the house may have pulled back. You could believe that a few millimeters wrong in the frame is only an aesthetic issue, but it can lead to rotting, peeling, and other major problems with your frame.
The door will not be properly sealed
Despite the fact that we live in a reasonably mild climate, California residents must ensure that their front doors are properly sealed. If you don’t do so, or if you choose materials that aren’t up to the task, you might end up putting your house at risk. Consider the following: Water might seep into your walls if the sealing isn’t done correctly. If it’s left there, it’ll damage your house from the inside out, causing mold and other severe problems.
Your house will be less energy efficient than it might (or should be)
Your door has a significant impact on your home’s overall energy efficiency. If your installation is sloppy and/or loose, you might be losing heat in the winter and gaining heat in the summer. Paying extra for your monthly electricity bills merely to save a few dollars upfront is not a good idea.
Pests may be able to get access to your property
A pest might easily get access to your home through the front entrance. There are a variety of species that may readily transform a small gap into a larger hole, ranging from bugs to mice, squirrels to wasps. They can get into your house through that seemingly little opening. If you want to avoid a pest infestation, make sure your windows and doors are properly fitted. To begin the process, call Progressive Insulation & Windows at (800) 500-6200.