All DIY projects are not created equal, so don’t nix all of them. But when it comes to your windows and doors, it would be a good idea to think twice about taking them on.
Yes, DIY window and door projects can save you from having to schedule and pay a professional. But, here are 3 reasons why DIY projects with your windows and doors may actually be a bad idea.
Reason 1: Do You Really Know What You Are Doing?
If you don’t have any experience fixing or replacing a window or door and you are learning from a video or book, you just might be heading into problems. Inexperience can lead to extra materials having to be purchased because of mistakes, the project taking longer to complete than if a professional did it, and abandoned projects because of frustration.
Without experience, chances are that you will end up calling in a professional to complete the original project and to fix any extra damage you accidentally caused.
Reason 2: Are you Lead Safe Certified?
In older homes, there is the danger of lead contamination whenever a home improvement project is started. This lead contamination comes from materials that were used decades ago to build and paint homes. When you start a new project, lead from these old materials gets released in the air and can harm you and your family if you don’t take precautions.
A professional that is properly trained (Lead Safe Certified) can keep your family safe from this contamination.
Reason 3: Are You Having Fun?
Yes, you are possibly saving yourself money by taking on this window or door DIY project, but do you really want to spend your free time away from work working on a project like this? Unless window and door do-it-yourself projects are a hobby of yours, there is probably a huge list of other things that you would rather be doing.
So don’t be miserable trying to do these projects yourself, let us take care of them for you. We know what we are doing, we will protect your family from lead, and we will be in and out before you know it all while you are doing something you actually like doing.
Call us today with your window and door projects. We do the work, and you get to enjoy the finished project.