Why You Shouldn't Attempt to Replace Your Windows Without a Professional

Why You Shouldn’t Attempt to Replace Your Windows Without a Professional

February 10, 2020

There are a lot of projects around your home or office that you can do yourself, but replacing your own windows has a unique potential for disaster. Unless you’re a skilled contractor already, you can do more harm than good when you DIY your window replacement. We suggest calling the team at Replacement Glass for your residential or commercial glass replacement in Alaska—here’s why:

  • Better knowledge of window types: A window contractor who spends every day buying, selling, installing and repairing different types of windows will naturally have more expertise to share than you would from a quick Google search. You can learn a lot online—and it’s always smart to research potential choices before talking to your window contractor—but your contractor will know about any potential benefits or pitfalls to your choices, and whether they would be right for your specific home.
  • Expert measurements and installation: Installing windows is a science that requires exact measurements, lest you decrease the benefits of having new windows, such as energy efficiency. Even the slightest mismeasurement can lead to issues like mold, mildew and rot, especially if you are installing double or triple pane windows. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with hiring an expert to do the job right the first time.
  • Prevent injuries: In addition to the potential for damage to your building or the windows themselves during installation, you might also injure yourself. If you have broken or damaged windows, you should never attempt to fix them on your own. Hire a professional who knows all the applicable safety procedures.
  • Warranties and guarantees. Another benefit of hiring a professional is that you’ll benefit from not only the window warranties themselves, but any guarantees your contractor offers for their own work. Depending on the windows you choose, the manufacturer’s warranty may even be void if you attempt to DIY the installation. If something goes wrong, it’s better to have two companies to turn to instead of having to redo the work or hire a professional to fix the issue.

Making the decision to upgrade your windows is smart—after all, today’s energy efficient windows are beautiful, stylish and will save you money on your utility bills—but in order to maximize that investment, you need to be smart about who will do the work. That’s why we recommend hiring professional window installers. You’ll save time and money, and will guarantee that the job is done right the first time.

Commercial glass replacement in Alaska

Replacement Glass has been Alaska’s premier commercial and residential glass provider since 1970. We have over 150 years of combined experience in providing glass solutions for a wide variety of businesses, buildings and spaces. From storefronts to shower doors, we can do it all. Rather than attempting your own window replacement, call our pros and rest assured that you’ll receive the highest quality service and supplies available. Get in touch with us today to get a quote—we look forward to assisting you soon!

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