When replacing the windows in your home, you may be tempted to save money and do it yourself. However, DIY window installation comes with risks. Here are seven reasons to hire a professional window installer.
1. You can get expert advice and customization.
Experienced window installers can advise you on the best types of windows for your home and provide creative ideas that you may not have thought of. They also know the best window materials, like PVC vinyl, which is highly customizable and can be made to suit your unique needs.
2. You’ll catch pre-existing existing issues.
Professional window installers are familiar with various types of home construction and know what to keep an eye on when replacing your windows. They can spot pre-existing structural issues that may compromise your windows’ integrity, saving you from significant problems in the future.
3. You need special tools.
Most DIYers don’t have the specialized tools necessary to safely lift and move large glass panes. Hook tools, wedges and vacuum lifters are all part of a professional window installer’s tool kit, helping improve the efficiency, safety and quality of the work.
4. It’s the safer option.
Safety should always be the top priority in any construction project. Installing windows requires personal protection equipment (PPE) and a host of other safeguards to prevent injury when working with large glass panels. Moreover, professional window installers are bonded and insured.
5. You’ll save time.
Replacing a single window by yourself typically takes four to six hours. You must allow more time if it’s on the second floor. However, a professional can do the same job in 30 minutes to an hour. Most professional home window installations take a day or two, while a DIY job can take more than a week.
6. Clean-up is included.
Most reputable window installation companies will properly dispose of your old windows and leave your home as clean and tidy as when they found it. You don’t have to worry about trips to the landfill to discard old window materials and new window packaging. It’s all included in the installation price.
7. You’ll lose insurance and warranty protection.
If something goes wrong during the installation process and you need to have your new windows repaired or replaced, your home insurance provider probably won’t cover the costs if you installed the windows yourself. The same goes for the manufacturer’s warranty.
Window replacement and repairs in Ottawa
At Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors, our technicians are experienced and equipped to handle any window installation project. Plus, we guarantee our work for 10 years. Contact us today to learn about window replacement and get a free estimate on your new windows. We’ve been a trusted window company in Ottawa since 1968.