Window installation may seem straightforward, but it’s much more complex than it appears and not something to take on as a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. Installation requires specialized tools, refined skills, and incredible precision. Plus, window installation also comes with a certain number of risks. For these reasons and more, window installation should be left to the professionals.
Even the most basic window installation job requires complex tools. The project demands special power tools and materials, many of which are too expensive or too commercialized for the average homeowner to purchase. Professional installers, on the other hand, always have these tools at their disposal, so you won’t have to purchase expensive equipment that may only be used once.
Anyone who’s ever done a DIY project knows that inaccurate measurements can happen. When it comes to window installation, however, there simply isn’t any room for mistakes. Accurate measurements are one of the most important elements of a successful installation. If you don’t measure the windows and framing properly, your replacement windows won’t fit—it doesn’t matter if the windows are too large or too small. Windows that are even a few centimetres too small will leave space that allows in moisture, air, debris, insects and other pests. Of course, new windows are a considerable investment for your home, so any measurement errors could cost you. For this reason, high-quality home upgrades like European windows and doors should always be performed by professionals, like our team at Fohn Openings.
Mistakes made during installation are the costliest mistakes. Even the slightest miscalculation can have disastrous consequences. For example, misaligned windows could be difficult, if not impossible to open and close. Misalignment could also result in moisture or air leaks, reduced energy efficiency, and increased energy costs. Repairing misaligned windows can be incredibly expensive and complex—an issue you could avoid by having a professional do it correctly the first time.