DIY Drawbacks: Why You Shouldn’t Replace Doors on Your Own

If you watch enough television, you might be tempted to think that remodeling is something you can do on your own. The truth, however, is that many home improvement mishaps occur not because of poor-quality products but because of inexpert installation.

You have to be realistic when it comes to determining which projects to DIY. Replacing entry doors in Knoxville TN, for example, is not something we recommend you do by yourself.

Installation mistakes can be costly in the long term.

Very briefly, here’s what a good door contractor does during the replacement process. When we remove the old door, we have to inspect, clean, and repair the existing framing components as needed. Only after that can we install the replacement unit. We also make sure the insulation, seals, and weather stripping are in place. We don’t leave your home until we’re satisfied that the door opens and closes as it should.

It sounds easy, but every step in that process involves skill and knowledge, both of which take years to develop. A small oversight can lead to big problems down the road. All in all, professional installation is the only cost-effective and long-term solution to avoid sticky situations later on.

You need a perfect fit for maximum appeal, functionality, and energy efficiency.

Even the best-made doors can fail your expectations if not installed properly. If your newly fitted door has cracks, scratches, and other physical damage from rough handling, it won’t have as much curb appeal. Damaged units also provide inferior protection from the weather. Gaps and holes around the framing will let in drafts and allow ventilated air to escape—an unfortunate waste of energy.

Experts will make sure none of these happen when they work on your home. We back our work with stellar warranties—that’s how much importance we put on installation. We want to make sure your doors will last you for years to come.

Here at Renewal by Andersen® of Knoxville, we don’t think of any replacement project as a onetime event. For us, it’s a complete experience that begins the moment you call us up with a concern regarding your doors or windows in Oak Ridge, TN. To see the professional difference for yourself, get in touch with us now. We can provide you with a free consultation regarding our services.

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