With YouTube taking the forefront in the DIY world, many homeowners are now starting to do a ton of professional tasks themselves. Depending on your skill and knowledge level, some DIY tasks are reasonable, but not replacing your old replacement window. Here are a few of the reasons why DIY replacement windows are a bad idea.
Reasons Why DIY Replacement Windows Should be Avoided
Poor Energy Efficiency – For replacement windows to be energy efficient, they need to be installed properly so they are airtight. Letting outside air into your home through a crack or a small hole that was missed will ruin the energy-efficient benefits your window could give your home.
No Guarantee – If a replacement window is not installed by a window installation company, there is no guarantee for the safety of the windows and the installers, the home, and even for the family. With a window installation company, you won’t need to worry about that. Many companies offer warranties and guarantees that the replacement window will function perfectly for a long time to come.
Higher Cost – In order to correctly install a replacement window, the proper tools are necessary and a certain amount of time needs to be dedicated to DIY replacement windows alone. One mistake during installation could end up costing more in the long run compared to what a replacement window company would have cost if it was installed right the first time around. This is the case with most DIY replacement window jobs.
Hard Time Selling Your Home – DIY replacement windows could end up costing more in the future too. If you decide to put your home on the market years later, your windows have to go through an inspection. If they do not pass, you will find yourself having a hard time selling your home unless you pay for a second installation.
There are so many complications that could arise from trying to install replacement windows by yourself. It is best to do it the right way the first time and call professionals like Windows of Wisconsin.
Windows of Wisconsin has been serving northeastern Wisconsin since 1997. Windows of Wisconsin offers the best Infinity from Marvin window replacements on the market! Give us a call at 920-429-9119 to learn more about what we have to offer or schedule a free estimate today.