When it comes to window installation, going the DIY route is a risky endeavor that rarely pays off. You may think that you can save money by eliminating the labor cost, but you’ll likely end up spending more.
In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod discusses the main reasons you should leave window replacement to qualified professionals:
Watching YouTube videos won’t make you an expert installer overnight. The job is highly technical, and there are building regulations you need to know about and comply with. In fact, Massachusetts has licensing requirements in place for professionals, which is proof that window installation should be off-limits to DIY-ers. A working knowledge of the process isn’t enough to guarantee a flawless installation that brings your home up to code.
Experienced window contractors would attest that removing and installing large and bulky glass units is a Herculean task. This is especially true when upstairs windows are in question. In addition to specialized skills, you need equipment to do the work properly. If you can’t effectively identify and manage hazards, the chances of injury, property damage or both are high.
If you’re the installer, you assume the responsibility for installation mistakes along with the consequences that may come with it. If you misinterpret or ignore any building code, you’re likely to face the penalties. If your botched work leads to storm damage down the road, your insurance company might deny your claim. Considering the potential domino effect one mishap might create, it’s not hard to conclude that DIY window installation isn’t worth the risks.
Entrust your window replacement to Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, one of the leading window companies in the region, for maximum convenience and peace of mind. We offer a start-to-finish process that will eliminate the hassles associated with window replacement. Call us at (508) 205-1200 now to schedule your free consultation in Cape Cod, MA, to start your project.