We get it, with so many websites like YouTube and Pinterest, not to mention numerous message boards, it can be tempting to make installing your windows a Do-It-Yourself project. Unfortunately, not all household improvement projects are made to be DIY, and taking on a replacement window installation on your own is a fast way to spend more time and money than you planned. In fact, there are a number of issues that can arise as a result of installing your replacement windows yourself.
Your Energy-Efficient Windows Won’t Be so Energy Efficient
So, you’ve decided to replace your old windows with a newer, more energy efficient model. Unfortunately, all those hours of research for the perfect insulating windows and the time spent ordering the windows will be wasted if the windows are installed with even the slightest gap. It takes years to learn how to perfectly install windows to create a tight insulating seal, and without doing it correctly, energy efficient windows are just as effective (or even less) than plain old windows. Consider it this way, hiring a professional from the beginning will ultimately pay for itself once you begin saving money on your monthly energy bills!
You’re Putting Your Family in Risk
It may sound a bit dramatic, but it’s true. A poorly installed replacement window will leave your home vulnerable to outside threats. Not only does this include break-ins, which are more likely to occur when a window is not securely in place, but it also increases the chances of household accidents happening like children or pets falling out of windows. It’s worth the extra money to hire a professional to know that your family and belongings will be safe and protected.
You Might Damage the Frame
One of the most common occurrences among homeowners attempting to install their own replacement windows is the window being forcefully pushed into place. As a result, the frame becomes damaged and either needs to be replaced or repaired. Either way, you will have to call a professional and likely pay more than you would have if you started with a professional from the beginning. That’s because window professionals have years of experience installing windows and know the right techniques to safely install them without damaging any parts of the window or your home.
At Pelican Windows we make your home’s safety, comfort, and energy efficiency a top priority. That’s why every replacement windows Escondido, CA installation is done with top of the line craftsmanship and customer service. If you would like to learn more about our installation services, we suggest speaking with one of our experts who will happily answer your questions and even set you up with a free, no pressure estimate. To speak with an expert today or request your estimate give us a call at (760) 598-6433 or visit us at 2210 La Mira Dr. Vista, CA 92081.