4 Reasons to Leave Window Replacement to the Pros

4 Reasons to Leave Window Replacement to the Pros

A quick online search yields a number of results on DIY home improvement topics, complete with video instructions and tips from professionals. While some of these projects are easily done with a minimal skill set, a few tools and a low cost, major projects like window replacement are best left to a capable windows company.

4 Reasons to Leave Window Replacement to the Pros

Here are five reasons you should forego DIY:

  1. Less paperwork – Whether you choose to go DIY or hire a window replacement contractor, the building permits and other required paperwork will still be the same. The difference is, we will do all the footwork for you and you can skip the headaches.

  2. Better materials – DIY window replacement gives you two options to build your windows: buy pre-assembled replacement window units or build them from scratch. The problem with buying off-the-shelf replacement windows is that you may have to modify your wall opening to accommodate the new windows. And, assuming that you have the means to build your own replacement windows, you’ll still have to buy the materials from different suppliers.

    On the other hand, hiring a reputable windows contractor like Renewel by Andersen®  gives you access to better materials like our own Fibrex® material, with streamlined manufacturing processes.

  3. Precise installation – The gap between the window frame and the exterior wall is a critical area; an improper seal will allow heat loss, drafts and water intrusion. Therefore, your new windows have to be precision-built to size, and then need to accommodate the appropriate kind of insulation to fill in any gaps. Keep in mind that tools for this project are highly specialized and very expensive. Hiring a professional window contractor is the more cost-effective option.

  4. Quick and safe installation – Window replacement is not a one-man job. Assuming that you’re somehow able to build the windows, you will still need tools to lift the window assemblies onto the wall openings, which becomes doubly difficult (not to mention dangerous) when you attempt to replace upper-story windows. Professionals are fully-equipped for this challenge and can complete an average-sized project in one to two days.

In addition to all of this, you also get a 5-year workmanship coverage as part of our Transferable Limited Warranty, something you can’t get by taking the DIY route. To know more about the benefits of hiring pros for your replacement windows, call Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta today at (866) 609-5033 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate and in-home consultation. We serve Marietta, GA and nearby areas.

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