Is It Safe to Install the Replacement Windows I Bought for My Home on My Own?

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In recent years, home improvements have quickly transitioned into the “Do-it-Yourself” or DIY movement. Unfortunately, many homeowners that lack experience or the special licensing necessary to complete many of the projects have found themselves facing numerous complications.

This is especially true when it comes to installing replacement windows. Examples include personal injury, property damage, financial strain, and – yes – even death.

Depending on your level of expertise, it may be safe to install your new windows; however, if you lack the expertise, it is not. Continue reading to learn why. 

Personal Danger 

It is exceptionally risky to install any type of window, but especially replacement windows for the home. There is the risk of falling if any climbing must be done, the possibility of glass breakage – which could result in lacerations and other dangers to the body, and accidents involving any tool used – particularly, power tools.

Your health and safety must take priority in all home improvement projects. If you lack the know-how, the skill, or the expertise in window replacement, it is best to leave the job to a professional. 

Failure to Recognize Underlying Problems 

If you are an average homeowner with average skill in home improvement projects, you may miss underlying problems if you elect to install your own replacement windows.

For example, the wood in the walls surrounding the window could have moisture damage or damage from insects – such as termites and carpenter ants. The wiring near to the frame could be frayed and pose an electrical risk.

The foundation may be compromised, which could be why you find yourself replacing the windows in the first place. It is always best to have a professional eye when it comes to these types of projects as that individual or company will quickly recognize underlying problems that are a cause for concern. 

Property Damage 

When you replace the windows throughout the home, you could come in close proximity to plumbing and/or electrical components. If you hit a component of either of these systems, it could result in property damage. In turn, it may result in serious health risks – such as accidental electrocution.

If these systems are compromised, you may find yourself facing serious complications – such as increased expenses associated with the renovation process or even medical bills as a result of an accident.

Professionals in the window replacement industry know what they are facing and if a problem does occur, they are insured so the issue will be covered. 

Contact Us Today 

We here at Chattahoochee Windows are highly skilled in window replacement. It does not matter how big or small the project is, we can handle it! In addition to a high level of expertise in the field, we also carry a large assortment of replacement windows.

We will work closely with you to determine your needs, your wants, the architecture of the home, and your efficiency needs in order to help you select the perfect windows for your home.

Just give us a call today at the following number to create a partnership that will leave your home safe, secure, and beautiful: 770-904-9909

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