Should You Make Window Replacement a DIY Job?

Windows do not last forever. If the windows on your home are drafty or difficult to open and close, it may be time to consider replacement. Of course, depending on how many window you have on your home, this can be a very high-dollar home improvement job. To save money, some homeowners choose to do the window replacements themselves. However, this is not always a good idea.

In his article, Can I Replace My Own Windows?, home renovations expert, Lee Wallender of AboutHome addresses this subject. Wallender cautions against making your window replacement a DIY job for the following reasons:

  • You will likely need to order special made windows.
  • Unless you are a licensed contractor, you may not be able to order the windows you want.
  • Professional installers will often also do difficult peripheral work just as exterior cladding.

You can learn more by reading the full article here.

Yes, you will pay more to have your windows installed by a professional, but you can benefit from knowing that the work is done right and by having a warranty in place in the event that something goes wrong. Warranties on windows you have installed yourself may not be honored by the manufacturer.

If you are looking to replace the windows on your Chicagoland home, be sure to include Baltic Home Improvements on your short-list of potential contractors. We are an award-winning, fully licensed and insured contractor who has been providing service to area homeowners for the last ten years. Discover why so many of our customers have great things to say about us. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a free estimate on your window replacement job.

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