Even the most capable “DIYers” make mistakes – and mistakes that occur during window installation can cost you thousands of dollars in the future. So before you roll up your sleeves and attempt a window replacement yourself, here are some reasons why we recommend hiring an experienced window professional, instead.
Installing windows is complicated
It may seem simple, but window replacement is a complex job. Successful window installation includes the following steps:
- Measuring the window opening
- Removing the old window carefully
- Prepping the area
- Setting and leveling the new window
- Applying caulk to the window’s interior
- Trimming and insulating the window
- Caulking the window’s exterior
- Painting and finishing window
Steps that aren’t properly executed can affect your window’s operation, durability and appearance.
Hiring a window professional will save you money
Aside from the cost of all the tools and materials needed for a DIY window job, you’ll also have to pay for any unexpected mistakes. A few problems that cause long-term damage to both your home and your wallet are incorrect measurements and poor caulking.
When windows aren’t fitted correctly, they create cracks that allow water to leak into your home. At first, the moisture will cause slight molding on your window sill. However, if left untreated, the buildup of moisture over time can lead to peeling paint or wallpaper, increased mold growth and rotting walls.
Inadequate caulking on a window causes drafts and poor insulation. When your windows aren’t sealed, these drafts will increase the amount of energy needed to heat or cool a room, resulting in higher energy bills.
How Window World can help
Window World has the resources and professional window installers to guarantee successful installation, proper insulation and lasting results. When you have windows in need of replacing, you can expect nothing less than extreme care and precision from our team of trained and professional window technicians.
When you call us, we will measure and review your window’s space. Then on installation day, we will remove your old window and properly set, level and caulk the new one for a perfect fit. After installation, we will clean and inspect the final product to ensure customer satisfaction.
Also, if you’re interested in exploring a new window design, feel free to visit our online window designer to visualize how a window could look in your home.
Don’t risk wasting valuable time and money. Contact Window World today for a hassle-free window experience.