Can You Replace a Window Yourself?

Installing new replacement windows can drastically enhance numerous aspects of your home, including its beauty, security, and energy efficiency. If you’re considering getting new windows for your home, you might be thinking about ways that you can make this project as easy on your wallet as possible. Many homeowners believe that they can cut costs on a window replacement project by installing the windows themselves, but is this really a great idea? After all, new replacement windows are one of the most important investments you can make in your home, so before you decide to take the task on, consider the following:


When getting new windows, you can’t just buy a stock size from your local big-box store. Since almost all replacement windows are custom-made to the specific dimensions of window openings, it is incredibly important to get your measurements exactly right.


Not every window is installed the same way. For instance, replacing a wood window is completely different than installing a metal window, which requires a different set of tools and skill set. Unless you’re versed in the different installation processes required for different window materials, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.


What will happen if your window size is off, or you run into structural damage while installing your windows? With a project like this, you must prepare yourself for hitting a snag or two and finding fast, lasting solutions.


Installation is typically only covered as part of a labor warranty if you go through a home improvement company for your windows. By improperly installing your replacement windows yourself, you can risk losing a lot of money.

At SpringHouse Window & Door, we can expertly install vinyl, wood, or fiberglass windows on your home, and we will even back our work with an unmatched lifetime warranty, in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty. By partnering with us, you can have total peace of mind knowing you will get the utmost value for your windows, and that they will look beautiful on your home for decades to come. Contact us today to learn more and get your window installation project started.


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