When it comes to the installation of windows and doors in your home, many might be tempted to take a DIY approach or subcontract the work.
However, numerous advantages of opting for professional installation services are worth considering.
Experience and Knowledge
Professional companies bring a wealth of knowledge about the industry, the products, and the building codes.
If you attempt to install windows or doors yourself, you may choose the wrong product or materials, potentially leading to safety violations and liabilities.
While it might seem that doing it yourself or employing a subcontractor might save you some money, it can often prove more expensive in the long run.
An anecdote from 25 years ago perfectly illustrates this point. A customer insisted on observing one window installation and then proceeded to install the remaining five himself. However, in an unfortunate turn of events, he ended up needing to purchase a new one when his DIY approach failed.
Money saved initially wound up costing him more.
Subcontractors vs. In-House Installers
Subcontracting can be a gamble.
You really have no idea what you're going to get. Things can go wrong with a window or door installation, leaving the homeowner in a less-than-ideal situation.
Opting for a professional company ensures the job gets done right the first time.
Professional Grade Materials
The use of professional-grade materials also plays a significant role in the outcome of your installation. For example, while you may purchase expandable foam from a home improvement store, it may not be suitable for your windows and doors. Professionals use expandable foam specifically made for vinyl windows and doors, eliminating the risk of warping or other damage.
In conclusion, it's clear that opting for professional installation over a DIY approach or subcontracting is the more prudent choice. It may seem like an added expense, but it ensures quality, safety, and longevity.