Installing new windows in your home often requires a big investment on your part. To try and cut costs, there are some homeowners who will attempt to do Tustin, CA window replacement on their own. They’ll watch a few YouTube videos and read a couple articles about replacing windows and think that it’s simple enough to DIY window replacement without any help from professional window installers.
This is a bad idea. While you might save a few bucks on the front end by installing your new windows, you’ll usually end up paying the price for it later. Check out why you should never attempt to DIY a window replacement project below.
You probably won’t install your windows properly.
Installing new windows in Tustin, CA isn’t an easy job. It’s something that takes years and years to master. So if you choose to install windows on your own, there’s a really good chance that you’re not going to do it right. When this happens, your windows won’t look their best when they’re installed. They’ll also likely allow air and moisture to get into your home. This will wreak havoc on your home’s energy efficiency and do damage to window sills, walls, and more.
You could damage your windows during installation.
Each of the windows that you install in your home is likely going to cost at least a few hundred dollars. With that in mind, you don’t want to run the risk of having them damaged during installation. But you could potentially put them into harm’s way if you try installing them yourself. Improperly installed windows can fall out and break. You could also damage the internal parts in a window and be forced to replace new windows almost right away.
You could void your window warranty.
Just about all of the windows that are on the market today come with an extended warranty. But one of the conditions of that warranty will be that you need to have your windows installed by a professional. If you don’t and something ends up happening to your windows, a window manufacturer might not honor their warranty if you ever decide to try and take them up on it. They’ll often turn down your request for window repairs or window replacement because you chose to install your windows yourself.
Your windows won’t last as long when you install them yourself.
New windows are designed to last for upwards of 25 years, if not longer. But if you install them on your own and don’t do it right, you’ll be lucky to get even half that amount of life out of them. Trusting a professional to get the job done properly is the only way to go. It’ll ensure that your windows stay put for decades to come.
Are you going to be installing replacement windows in Tustin, CA soon? Rather than doing it on your own, let Pacific Shores Windows & Doors handle your installation. Reach out to us at (714) 841-2228 today or pay us a visit at 10573 Ellis Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708 for more information on our window products and services.