The answer to this question depends
on how handy you are, how much time you have, and how well you trust
yourself. Most people, after carefully thinking through the decision,
have landed on the side of calling up a window contractor. Here’s why.
- Doing it yourself takes
a long time. Unless you have a lot of time on your hands and can
afford to be off work for several days, don’t do it. Professional
window contractors employ the manpower of a whole team of installers.
Without a team of friends to help you, window installation will take
a very long time.
- You need the right tools.
While most of the tools required to install windows are relatively commonplace,
you may not already own the right equipment, which means that you'll
have to buy or borrow them. Window contractors are prepared with the
tools, usually high-quality tools specifically designed for window installation,
to get the job done right.
- Window replacement requires
skill and experience. Window contractors have done it hundreds of
times. You probably haven’t. They can leverage that skill and experience
on your behalf, whereas you may be having a go at window installation
for the first time.
- You run the risk of multiple
problems. Any worthwhile window contractor will be licensed, bonded
and insured. Most of them also offer guarantees on the quality of their
work. As capable as you are, you will not have the same protection if
you do it yourself. If they break it, they’ll pay to fix it. If you
break it, guess who pays for it.
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