Posted 17 July 2017
It's never been easier to find a directional video on You Tube, or a DIY project on Pinterest, which is why so many homeowners in Lisle and throughout the country make the mistake of thinking any home improvement project can be completed without the help of professionals. Professionals spend years receiving their education and go on to accumulate decades of experience. Without that type of knowledge for a project, major problems can arise. This is especially true when it comes to your home’s windows. Let’s discuss some common dilemmas that arise when you attempt to make your Lisle, IL window installations a Do-It-Yourself project.
1. You Purchase the Wrong Type of Window
Many homeowners aren't aware that the window industry changes on a constant basis. New models are consistently being introduced with specific advancements and older window models are being phased out of the market. Even if the video or tutorial you're learning from comes from an industry professional, if the information isn't completely fresh, chances are you won't be ordering the best window for your home. And there's a high chance that the window they recommend is no longer offered on the market.
2. You Put Your Family at Risk
While it may sound dramatic, installing your windows yourself when you're not a professional can leave your family and your home vulnerable to dangerous situations. Your windows are one of the easiest access points for outside threats to enter your home and when a window has not been properly installed, it's even easier for break ins to occur. The same goes for strong weather conditions that your family would typically be protected from if the windows were properly installed.
3. Your Energy Efficient Windows May Not be So Energy Efficient Anymore
You've spent weeks researching the perfect energy efficient windows and even spoke to a professional about what they recommend and finally you've found windows that will properly insulate your home. Unfortunately, if your self-installation project left even the slightest gap in the frame, your energy efficient windows are just plain windows. Talk about a waste of money.
4. You May Need a Window Repair and Installation
One of the most common dilemmas that occur with a DIY window installation is the window being pushed into the frame, damaging it and requiring a repair. Again, you’ll find yourself having to spend more than you planned as you now have to pay for a repair (or replace the window frame all together) and then pay for the installation.
5. It’s Easy to Get Stuck
When receiving directions online, there’s no way to tell how correct they are until you put them into action. Unfortunately, this often means becoming stuck half way through the project with no one to offer assistance as the author of the directions typically isn’t reachable.
At Dilworth Windows and Doors Inc, we suggest you save your time, money, and sanity by hiring one of our window installation experts to take on the job for you. Our team can even provide you with a free quote. Simply call (630) 960-4300 or stop by our showroom located at 223 N Cass Ave Westmont, IL 60559.