Remember the giddy excitement you once felt about moving into your spanking new home? Sadly, that feeling will eventually wear off – just as your home will itself slowly show more and more signs of wear and tear. If your home is now starting to look a bit forlorn, it may be time for a little fix-up.
But before you start putting your rusty handyman skills to the test, make sure that you’re not biting off more than you can chew! Some jobs – window replacement and installation among them – are best left to the pros.
Poorly installed windows can be a source of trouble in the future. Shoddy workmanship can compromise your home’s protection, and getting the work redone to fix mistakes can be extremely costly. Window installation requires adequate knowledge, experience, and precision which can only be provided by professional contractors.
In this post, we give you the lowdown on why a professional’s touch is always best when it comes to window installation and replacement.
They Are Knowledgeable
It’s already a given that professional contractors possess the knowledge required to properly install and replace windows. They know how to measure, lift, fit, and seal properly.
Professional window installers also look beyond the window hole itself. They know to take the time to inspect the parts of the home adjacent to the installation area to ensure that your home remains structurally safe and in good condition. For instance, seemingly negligible problems such as any cracks in adjacent walls that could affect the integrity of the window are immediately addressed.
Furthermore, they also have an adequate understanding of the products that they install. Thus, they can relay related information to you.
They Have the Right and Complete Equipment
The right tools and equipment are needed to secure the fit and performance of windows. Professional installers have all these – and, of course, the knowledge to properly use them.
They Are Licensed, Certified, and Trained
Window contractors need to be licensed before they can provide their services. Their license to operate pretty much assures you that they have met at least the minimum requirements to be able to offer home improvement services. They also need to acquire certain certifications, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, to guarantee that they can perform services safely, particularly for older homes. The more reputable contractors are also trained and certified by the manufacturers of the products they use.
They Offer Warranties
Professional window installers carry the exclusive warranties that manufacturers offer only through their certified installers. Installation warranties, for instance, can only be acquired by customers who hired a certified contractor of a certain product.
More reasons to hire a professional window contractor
Hiring a professional contractor to do the job also assures you of the following:
- Window installation and replacement is not an easy job. The products are fragile and often heavy. If you are inexperienced, just one misstep can easily lead to material breakage, which will obviously ruin the entire job. Professional contractors know how to work safely and can ensure that you and your belongings remain free from harm.
- When you hire a professional, you won’t have to worry about cleaning up before and after the project is completed. They also know how to dispose of waste properly.
- With their experience and knowledge, they can finish the job quickly – certainly within the time frame agreed upon.
Shaine Miller is in charge of Renewal by Andersen of Columbus’ marketing efforts, where she seeks to create awareness on proper home repair and maintenance among homeowners. Writing is one of her truest passions; she finds joy in sharing her thoughts and knowledge to her readers.