When it comes to replacing a door in your Louisville home, whether it is a screen door, patio door or entry door, you have to make the decision to hire someone to do it or take on the job yourself. Taking on the job yourself will save you money by not having to pay someone to do it. On the other side though, paying someone else to do it will save you time and frustration.
If you decide to do a door replacement, you have to understand that you will be on your own. If you cut something wrong, lose screws, break a piece of hardware, drop the door and break the glass; you will be out the money to get replacement pieces, or even a whole new replacement door.
If you measure wrong and get the wrong size door, it won’t be until later down the road that you figure out that the door is the wrong size. By the time you figure it out it may be too late to return door for a refund to get a new door.
Also, when you try to put in a replacement door on your own, it may take days to get the door in. Because of all the different steps there are to hanging a new door, if you don’t know what you are doing you are going to have to take it one painfully slow step at a time.
The benefits for putting in your own replacement door include getting to keep the money you would have paid the person doing the installation and getting to keep an eye out for extremely good bargains at the store for doors that are put on clearance.
Hiring a Professional to Complete a Door Replacement for You
Hiring a professional to install a door for you will cost you money, but it may be worth it. For one, the professional has done this many times before, and they know what they are doing. They know how to cut pieces just right so that they fit a doorway, they know what order to put everything in, and they can do it quickly.
A professional is also responsible for any damages that may occur when the replacement door is being installed and will have to pay to correct the situation out of their own pocket, instead of yours.