There’s something satisfying about building things with your own hands, which is part of the appeal of DIY home improvement projects. Window replacement, however, is a complex process that’s best left to a professional window contractor.
In the first installment of this two-part special, we explain why turning to experienced professionals for your window replacement project is a better idea than going the DIY route.
Access to Better Materials
With DIY window replacement, you are extremely limited in terms of the products you can access. Most likely you’ll end up with generic windows that are close, but not exactly fitted for your window openings. As a result, your windows won’t perform as well and your home’s energy efficiency will suffer. You won’t have to worry about these issues when you work with a high-quality professional window company. At Renewal by Andersen®, we custom-build our replacement windows according to the precise measurements of your window openings. We use advanced materials such as Fibrex® frames and High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. Both have exceptional durability, energy efficiency and other features that run-of-the-mill replacement windows can’t beat.
Installation is a critical component of windows installation. If your windows aren’t installed correctly, they won’t function properly. You will need tools, machinery and helping hands to lift, level, shim and install the windows. You will also need to know how to install your insulation of choice, another process that requires special tools. Professionals have the tools, skills and safety training to ensure zero issues during the installation.
Better Warranty Coverage
The most compelling reason to choose professional installation is the warranty coverage. If your DIY windows develop problems, you’ll likely be stuck paying out of your own pocket. Store-bought replacement windows may come with material warranties, but not workmanship coverage. With a full-service replacement window company like Renewal by Andersen, you have access to a Transferable Limited Warranty that covers the frame, glass and accessories, along with installation.
We will continue with a discussion on how Renewal by Andersen takes professional window replacement to another level. In the meantime, to learn more about our replacement windows and patio doors, call Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth today at (877) 605-2922. We serve many areas in and near Dallas, TX.