Installing your own windows seems simple enough, right? You take a couple measurements, choose your windows, fit them in tightly, apply some caulking and voila! Brand new windows that you saved yourself a bunch of labour costs on. This is a fallacy that a lot of people buy into, and while it is not always necessary to hire window installation services if you have the time and experience to do an installation yourself, there are a variety of reasons why it makes sense to call in the pros. Below are 4 reasons to avoid DIY window installation.
Wrong size windows
It is important to know that most replacement windows you buy in your lifetime are going to be custom made. They are manufactured to spec based on your measurements as well as the installation method you choose. You can’t simply walk into the home and garden store, buy something off the shelf and expect it is going to fit. Often there is a no returns policy on windows. Once you’ve left the store with it, it belong to you.
While installing a window, even a small window, on paper might look like a snap, in reality, there is a reason that people pay window installation services to come in and do it for them: it’s a much more involved process than it looks. Getting the window to fit snuggly in the frame, with proper seals, the correct insulation and the trim back securely in place takes quite a bit of practice to get good at. If you end up installing the window incorrectly the first time, you not only have paid for the window, bought supplies and wasted your time, you now have to pay someone to come in and do it a second time, correctly.