Quarve Contracting
Friday 7 December 2018

Why We Say Don’t DIY Those New Windows in Your Home

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Do-it-yourself is a popular thing to do for so many homeowners here in the Twin Cities, just as throughout the rest of the country. They might like to paint their walls, do a little remodeling here and there, but there are always certain things in the home that you should not tackle as a DIY project, unless of course in your work life you are actually a contractor who does that sort of work. Replacement windows are one of those things that you don’t want to stick in your home and call it a day. It's important not only to choose the right windows for a home but also to arrange for professional installation by a reputable home improvement contractor with plenty of experience installing replacement windows of the brand you've selected.  (Each manufacturer has their own set of specifications, and experience with one brand doesn't necessarily guarantee proficiency with another.) Windows are a tricky thing to install, so having a company that knows how to install them is important. With so many benefits to hiring a professional for the job, it is something that shouldn’t ever make you question why.

Why Replacement Windows Shouldn’t Be a DIY Project

Sure, you can go to a home improvement store and buy windows to put in yourself.  But we don't recommend it.  Windows shouldn’t be a DIY project because they should be installed by a professional.  The first thing to take a look at is the manufacturer's warranty.  If they aren't installed correctly, the warranty could be void.  That means even if the defect is with the window itself, the company will most likely not honor their guarantee because the windows weren't installed properly. One critical area is closing up the space around the window itself.  How snugly that window fits in its opening is very important to its functioning.  When a professional window installer does this, you don’t have to worry about it not being done correctly.  Then you get to save money on those energy bills while providing long-lasting comfort inside the home. And there's another benefit as well.  If you do the job and it's wrong, correcting it will cost you.  If the installer did it improperly, it's on them to make it right. Another benefit to working with a licensed Minnesota home remodeling contractor who installs replacement windows is getting professional advice BEFORE you buy those windows.  The average homeowner most likely doesn't understand all the ins and outs of how windows work and how to compare them to make the best choice for their home and their budget.  That's where your window installer can be very helpful. You can actually save money on your windows by hiring a professional to install them, rather than purchasing them and replacing them on your own. We're very experienced with installing quality, energy-efficient replacement windows for Minnesota homes.  Why not contact us today to find out how we can help you choose the right windows that really make your property stand out. We specialize in installing replacement windows according to the manufacturer's requirements. Call us today for a free consultation to learn even more.