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Why Not to Install Your Own Windows

There is a reason window installation companies exist. Installing a window is a highly technical skill and is more difficult than it looks. Window installers are extensively trained. If you try to install your windows as a DIY project, there may be a variety of unintended consequences. It can even turn out to be dangerous for you and your family.

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Here are some reasons why you should never attempt DIY window installation:

  • Cost of damage repair: If you cause any damage, you will need to pay for professional repair work and the cost of installing new windows. Any materials and equipment you have used will be wasted, as will be the money you spent on them. There is a high risk of buying the wrong materials and, without proper training, causing extensive damage to your property.
  • Cost of tools and equipment: Professional tools and equipment are required to fit windows correctly. They are costly and might not be worth the investment if you’re only installing a few windows at home. Different kinds of window frames and glass come at different costs. Acquiring them yourself is expensive, but a window company has relationships with manufacturers and distributors, and may even manufacture the product themselves, so can offer you great deals.
  • Cost of labor: Although labor costs may seem like an added expense, there are many perks to hiring a professional. Their years of training and experience mean you get what you pay for. Should any complications arise, they will be ready. On the other hand, you cannot expect great results with no prior experience; nor can you anticipate and address unanticipated complications along the way.

Decreased Energy Efficiency

A less efficient home means higher energy bills. What does this have to do with windows? Well, shoddy workmanship can yield poorly installed, drafty windows. If you settle for an amateur window installation, heated air can escape your home and cold air from outside can sneak in. There’s also a risk of condensation buildup, which can lead to damage such as warped/rotted wood and mold. Professional installers know about techniques for installing and sealing windows, as well as double glazing and special energy-saving products.

It Is Seriously Dangerous

Installing and replacing your own windows can put your property and health at risk. The industry is therefore heavily regulated. Just think about what could happen if the glass were to break and shatter, which can happen by dropping it or applying too much pressure with a tool or piece of equipment. Standing on a ledge or ladder is a risk as well. Too many people are injured by falling from ladders. It’s easier than you think to fall, especially when carrying heavy materials. Losing your balance and falling from an elevation can cause broken bones, head trauma, and other life-changing injuries.

Window World of Boston: Window Installation Done Right

Offering top-quality window installation, Window World of Boston employs trained professionals who know how to do installation and window repairs quickly and safely. We employ the latest techniques so your windows can be installed during any season, while ensuring the comfort of your home. An in-house credit card program and other financing options are available too. Don’t risk DIY window installation. Trust Window World of Boston and call our Woburn or Pembroke office today to learn more and get your project started.

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