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WINDOW INSTALLATION PART 1: CHOOSING PROS OVER DIY

Many homeowners are often torn between a do-it-yourself (or DIY) approach or hiring an installer when it comes to home improvement projects. While DIY home remodeling may look easy when following a guide on television or in books, this does not always translate over to real life. It is important to know which jobs you can do yourself and which projects are best left to the pros.

Window Installation Part 1 Choosing Pros Over Diy

The cost savings may be enticing to some, but if your skills and expertise are not up to par, any unsound or improperly done work can be costly and dangerous to correct. It’s always better to hire a professional when undertaking any project requiring permits, licenses, or building code compliance. Some repair projects such as HVAC, for instance, require special requirements only professionals could provide.

So why is working with an expert installer more advantageous than the DIY approach?

Skills and Expertise

Installers often have the skills and expertise needed to undergo any home improvement project, moreso if the said company has been in the business for several years already. They undergo specialized training and carry with them the needed tools to work with any kind of installation projects, from roof replacements to installing windows and more. In addition, homeowners with busy schedules may take longer to accomplish their project.

Safety and Security

Accidents happen anytime, anywhere. Construction projects are even more accident-prone areas. Working with an installer gives you peace of mind that your home and the construction team are protected through established protocols and safety procedures practiced. Even when accidents cannot be completely eliminated, at least you won’t have to worry about additional costs. Which brings us to the next and perhaps most important reason.

Warranties and Insurance

Installers will typically come with insurance, both for the benefit of the homeowner and the company itself. In the unlikely but unfortunate event that something was to happen onsite, the insurance policy or warranty is there to offset any cost or damage. It is the job of any installer to fix your doors or windows, for instance, and not break them. Insurance and warranty clauses exist just in case.

Curiosity may drive certain homeowners to try their h and with a DIY home improvement project. While some are successful, not everyone has the time or skills to h andle all aspects that go into these projects. Hiring a qualified and experienced installer in St Louis, MO, will give you confidence that the job is done right and complies with all relevant rules and regulations. Call us at (314) 310-3636 today.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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