If you have decided that you want to replace, upgrade, or install windows in your home, you first need to decide whether you plan to hire a window company or to do them yourself. There are many things to consider when replacing windows and it can be a tedious job. Take a look at the ideas and questions to ask yourself below and see if it’s time to consider hiring a window company.
Have you ever handled windows before?
If you haven’t ever handled windows before, then you need to understand the risk you are taking by installing your own windows. Not only will you need to select the proper materials for your window installation, but you will also need to measure all parts properly or run into major issues.
How much time do you have to complete the job?
Putting in new windows isn’t extremely difficult for everyone, but it is something you should have a good plan for before doing it. Generally, for a group of experienced professionals, an entire house might take one or two full days of work. If you plan to do the install on your own or with one friend, consider how long this might take you compared to a group of professionals.
Are you prepared to possibly need to leave window spaces open due to the fact of unfinished work? Especially if you only have one weekend off work, you should consider how much time it will take you to complete this job and if it is worth it to risk it being unfinished.
Are you prepared to do more than simply install a window?
Putting in windows is more than just a one-step process. Before installing your windows, you need to prep your work area. This means there should be no furniture on the inside and no obstacles on the outside.
Prepping can include removing overgrown bushes, shrubs or branches that may get in the way. Additionally, after installing your windows you will need to fully caulk them to ensure they are sealed. If this is not done properly, you may only find out the next time it rains which would be extremely unfortunate.
Is it currently a season in which installing windows will be easy?
The best season to replace or repair your windows is in the spring or summer when there is little rain. Unfortunately, broken windows or the need for repairs do not always coincide with the best season. If you are untrained it may not only take longer to repair your windows in the fall or winter, but it might be extremely unpleasant. Booking a professional in the offseason not only helps you to get a quicker appointment but will also help you to conserve energy during winter months when you will be losing money and heat through your faulty windows.
If you have decided it is time to hire someone to replace your windows, contact JDI Windows, a Denver window company.