How to Install Replacement Windows: Go Pro or DIY?

If your Indianapolis home is in need of new windows, you may be considering whether it would be better to replace the windows yourself or to have a professional install them. While you may be able to replace your windows successfully if you have construction or building experience and the right equipment, in the vast majority of cases, you’re better off hiring a company like Renewal by Andersen to complete the project for you. Here’s a closer look at why professional window replacement is a better choice — and how to get the replacement process started.

Why is professional replacement a better choice?

You save time and effort.

Removing and replacing windows is not as simple as it sounds, and it’s a very time-consuming process, too. A single window replacement can take a professional several hours to complete, and it will take someone who is inexperienced in window replacement much longer. Throughout the process, there are many processes that must be done very precisely — such a measuring the window space and applying the caulk — and if you do them improperly, you may end up with a mess on your hands that you’ll have to call a professional to clean up, anyway. When you hire a professional to install your windows, they have years worth of knowledge and experience to draw on as they complete your project, so there’s little worry of mistakes. Not to mention, you save a ton of time.

You’ve covered by a warranty.

When you have a professional like those at Renewal by Andersen install your windows, you also receive a warranty on the installation. So, if something goes wrong, you don’t have to come up with the cash to cover it. This isn’t the case when you replace your windows yourself. If you make a mistake during installation, you’re responsible, financially and otherwise.

You enjoy greater energy-efficiency.

One of the prime reasons to replace your windows is to save on energy. If windows are not installed impeccably, they won’t be as efficient. It would be a shape to purchase new, well-insulated windows but to make a mistake during installation that leaves them leaky and inefficient. Professional installers will ensure your replacement windows are installed in such a way that lets as little heat as possible escape, lowering your energy bills and keeping your home more comfortable.

How do you start the window replacement process?

The first step is deciding which type of replacement windows you want for your Indianapolis home. You can explore options in person at the Renewal by Andersen showroom at 12262 Hancock Street, Carmel, IN. We offer a huge array of styles, from casement windows to sliding windows, in colors and designs that will coordinate with any architectural style. Preserve your home’s current look, or change over to a more modern one.

You can also schedule a free in-home consultation with an Andersen representative. They can evaluate your home and make recommendations for replacement windows that will increase your home’s efficiency and create the look you desire. You’ll be given an estimate that includes the cost of installation.

Once you’ve settled on a style and chosen all of your options, like glass type and sash material, the only thing left is to schedule the actual replacement. Our associates work carefully and efficiently and will handle your home with care. They’re experienced working with all styles, shapes and sizes of windows. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started on the window replacement process in your Indianapolis home.

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