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Why Your Window Replacement Project is Best Left to the Professionals

We live in a “Do It Yourself” world and many Dallas homeowners love being ‘hands on’ with their home. With almost endless YouTube videos, blogs, and forums on how to complete household projects, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners think something like window replacement can be a DIY job. While we understand the effort to save money by not having to hire a professional, there are major reasons why your window replacement should be left to a professional. We strongly suggest reading the important reasons listed below before purchasing any materials or starting a replacement window job in your home on your own.

Say Goodbye to Energy Efficiency

One of the most common reasons homeowners replace their window is to reduce their monthly energy bill by installing more energy efficient windows. While this requires purchasing quality, energy efficient windows McKinney, TX, it also means an almost perfect window installation. In fact, even the most energy efficient windows can be considered useless if any gap is left once they are installed. These gaps create drafts in your home, allowing your heating and air conditioning to escape. The final result is that your new windows may actually raise your monthly energy bill rather than reduce it if they are improperly installed.

It’s One Project that May Cost You More Than It Saves You

While we understand taking efforts to save money, installing your own windows can actually cost you more in the long run. Not only are you risking losing any energy efficient qualities (as discussed above), but the actual installation process may cost you more from the get go. With ever changing window models on the market, it’s almost impossible to ensure that you are purchasing the right ones for your home (in the right size) without the assistance of a professional. Also, many homeowners accidentally force a window into place while attempting to install it, damaging both the frame and the window itself. In the end, a new window often needs to be purchased and a professional must be hired to correct the damage.

There’s a High Likelihood of Getting Stuck

There’s nothing worse than following directions online, just to find out they are incomplete. A major inconvenience that comes with DIY home installations is becoming stuck. When you’re working on your own, there is no one to ask for assistance or advice. While there is a wealth of information available online, there is no telling what amount of it is outdated or no longer relevant.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why choosing a professional for your window installment is better for your time, money, and peace of mind. In addition to the reasons above, there are even more factors to consider like safety and comfort. If you are ready to hire a professional, or would like to learn more about what a window and door professional can offer, we invite you to speak with one of our team experts. Simply give us a call at (214) 319—8400 or visit us in person at 1350 N Buckner Blvd #216 Dallas, TX 75218.