Lots of people love DIY; It’s empowering to take care of general repairs and alterations around your home. However, it’s vital to know which jobs you can’t simply just figure out yourself, as certain specialist home improvement tasks require a level of professionalism and training to be done right.
Windows are expensive on their own, so it can be tempting to try and cut costs by installing them yourselves, but it can be a complicated job that requires the know-how and experience of a professional.
These are just three reasons why you should hire a professional instead of installing your own windows:
1. It might reduce the energy efficiency of your home
Installing your own windows may mean that it’s not installed tightly in the frame, which might result in them not being weather-tight leading to a draughty home. Retrospective repairs can be expensive so it’s a good idea to ensure that the job is done correctly by a professional in the first place.
2. Replacing windows is complicated and can take a long time
A professional will generally complete your window installation in a minimum of two hours, so even if you’re particularly handy, without the proper training and vast experience to draw on, it can take you a long time — potentially dragging on so long that it would have been far more economical to get our professional team of fitters on the job! Your time is valuable- don’t waste it!
3. You could cause damage to your home
With DIY installations there’s always the risk that you might damage your house. The fact that window installation is a complicated task increases the chances of a costly mistake, so it can be safer and cheaper to hire a professional to begin with. In the event that damage is still caused during the job, a trained installer will likely be covered with their insurance.
There’s no need to go through the hassle and head-scratching of attempting a window installation yourself, when you can instead call our expert team of fitters! We are always happy to help.