If you are one of those do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts, you might be thinking of installing the new double glazed window on your own. Doing it by yourself can you some money, right? It could be, but not always. In fact, installing double glazed windows on your own might cost you more instead of being able to save. There are many things that could go wrong. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should let double glazing experts to install your double glazed windows:
- You don’t have the time and skill to do the task properly.
If the task is as simple as swapping a window on your first floor, it would be a perfect opportunity to learn a new skill set. However, if you need to replace several windows with a double glazed window, and especially if some of it is located on the upper floors, hiring professional to do the job is your best option. You might save some money on doing it by yourself, but you have to factor in the time you will spend and the difficulty of the job. If you are not a trained and experienced window installer, there is a big possibility that you will damage the windows.
- You will be handling the expensive product.
Double glazed windows don’t come cheap. When choosing the installation on your own, especially if you don’t have enough experience in doing so, a small mistake can turn into an expensive cost. For instance, if a window is not properly fastened and it falls out, it can cost you a few hundred dollars. However, if you hire professionals to install your double glazed windows and it falls out, the company will be held liable for any damage.
Double glazed windows are fragile they might break and chipped if mishandled during the installation. To avoid this problem, be sure to hire a professional contractor to install your new double glazed windows.
- You can be sure that your double glazed windows are properly installed.
A professional contractor is trained and skilled before they are given the permit to operate. You can be sure that your windows are properly installed. If not, you can demand reinstallation or replacement from the contractor. In fact, there is a law that governs on how double glazing should be installed.
- It should be completed with ‘reasonable care and skill’
- It should be ‘of satisfactory quality’ and ‘fit for purpose’
- It is the model you ordered
If one of these three provisions is violated, it is tantamount to breach of contract and you are not required to pay and you are within your rights to request for repair or replacement. If the contractor refuses to replace or repair, you can take them to court.
In general, if there is a task that requires the experience and skill of a professional, it is a wise choice to let the pro handle the job.