Many homeowners prefer to take the DIY route with home improvements; replacing your windows shouldn’t be among them. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento explains why installing replacement windows should be left to professionals.
Better Quality Windows
DIY window replacement leaves you with whatever’s sold online or at the local hardware depot. The first thing to keep in mind is these windows are not specifically made for your home, so they may not match the opening where your existing windows are. Other variables that may affect your choice of windows include available styles, colors and finishes. With professionals, you don’t have to spend so much time shopping around. Also, companies who offer custom replacement windows—like we do at Renewal by Andersen—do you one better by building replacement windows to your exact specifications.
Installation quality is a critical part of the window installation process. Improper installation can result in problems such as air leaks and difficult operation. Large fixed windows such as picture windows need proper seal and insulation between the glass and frames because there will be no hardware to adjust after the fact. Window replacement professionals have the skills and know-how to make sure that each window is precisely installed.
Another benefit of precisely installed windows is you can count on them to help you save on your indoor cooling and heating costs. Proper fit and seal between sash and frame and wall opening can prevent heat leaks and maintain indoor temperatures, which leads to lower daily energy usage.
Window failure is commonly caused by installation errors. If you only needed one reason to invest in professionally-installed windows, it’s because of workmanship warranties. Without a warranty, the cost to correct window problems caused by installation errors will have to come out of your own pocket. With professional window replacement you can have the peace of mind knowing that you’re covered in case of window failure.
Renewal by Andersen® of Sacramento is your leading provider of custom replacement windows in popular styles, including double hung windows. Give us a call at (916) 779-5800. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Sacramento, CA, and the surrounding communities.