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DIY vs. Professional Window Installation

Get it done right with professional window installation from Lee's

Need new windows but afraid of the cost of professional window installation? While there are many times when taking on a DIY project can save you time and money, installing windows is best left to the specialists.

There are plenty of home improvement projects that are easy for a handy homeowner to tackle. Painting a room, repairing a hole in drywall or fixing a leaking faucet are all relatively easy projects for someone who has the right tools and is willing to put in the effort. After all, there’s a good deal of satisfaction in knowing you took on a problem and solved it yourself.

Putting in new windows, on the other hand, is a different story. When you hire a professional window installation company, there are many benefits that make it worth the investment.

Professional Window Installation

As many professional window installation specialists can attest, there’s an art and a science to replacing windows. Without the experience and knowhow earned from years of working with many types of windows, it is very easy to make a costly mistake.

Selecting an appropriate window size and type, obtaining the proper measurements, and sealing the opening correctly are all vital to a long-lasting and good-looking installation.

Use a Professional to Select the Right Windows

When choosing replacement windows for your home, you may be tempted to pick a model that is in stock and on sale. While this might seem like a simple solution, selecting your windows based on convenience and price alone ignores many important factors.

When you work with an experienced installer, he or she will discuss the features of different window types with you. The exact style, frame materials, coatings and other options not only affect the window’s initial price, but will vastly change the energy savings and maintenance costs over the lifespan of the window.

Get the Right Size Window

Because experienced installers are familiar with the intricacies of installing many types of windows, they know exactly what measurements are needed to select the right window in the right size. Professional window installation specialists also take the time to inspect the existing opening and identify any issues that need to be addressed.

If you purchase windows on your own that are inexpensive but do not fit properly, chances are it will end up costing you a lot more money. Whether it means hiring a contractor to adjust the openings or paying a restocking fee to return windows that don’t fit, any savings on the initial low price are quickly lost.

Properly Sealed Windows

It doesn’t matter how energy efficient a window is rated if it is not sealed properly. Drafts may find their way into your home through spaces left between the window and the framing of the opening. These spaces may not be immediately apparent to an inexperienced installer, and can quickly impact your utility bills for years to come.

Even worse, an improperly sealed window may allow rain and moisture to seep into your walls. This can lead to major damage to your home, ranging from peeling paint and rotting wood to a full-blown mold infestation.

Call Lee’s Glass for Professional Window Installation

When all is said and done, paying for professional window installation can end up saving you time, money and a whole lot of heartache. Call the specialists at Lees Glass & Window Works today and get the peace of mind that comes from having the right windows installed the right way.

"Greg and I love our new windows and doors from Lee's. Not only do we have a more energy efficient home, it also has a more appealing look to it. We experienced friendly professional service that comes with a quality locally owned family business. "
- Margaret W.