Installing Replacement Windows in Your California Home: Not a DIY Project

DIY projects have become a way of life here in Agoura Hills, CA. We love to repurpose wine bottles into flowerpots and crates or pallets into hanging porch gardens. As a culture, we are obsessed with HGTV, Pinterest, Joanna and Chip Gaines and Magnolia Farms, DIY Network, Etsy… the list could go on and on. It makes sense. When the economy drops, people get creative! We are resilient and we should take pride in this resourcefulness. Why? DIY projects are often cost-saving, environmentally friendly, and fun.  Cheers, fellow DIY-ers!

When do we acknowledge the need for a professional, though? Here at Quality Windows & Doors, we want to provide you the realities of choosing your replacement windows project as the next DIY endeavor. This is not to say there is never a time to replace windows yourself, but as a team, we have seen too many replacement windows DIY projects gone wrong. We do not want this to happen to you!

So before you take the risk—exhilarating as it may feel, pre-project—consider the following deterrents regarding DIY replacement windows projects.

SHOULD YOU DO IT YOURSELF?

Skill set:
Be honest; do you have the skills required to replace your home’s windows? Have you held power tools at all before? Are you prepared for the amount of work this will undoubtedly require? Installing full replacement windows is very complex; much more so than installing insert replacement windows. If your heart is set on full replacement windows, call the professionals at Quality Windows & Doors.

Time/Money:
Replacement windows are an enormous project. Consider the cost of materials: pry bar, waterproof shims, caulk gun, safety glass, power drill, screwdriver, ladder, etc. It adds up. Further, do you remember your first “DIY Project Gone Wrong?” They can be costly and take up a lot of time! The takeaway, from one DIY-er to another: choose projects which are doable, quick, and without the potential for financial upheaval. For example, you would not want to discover after a heavy California rain, that your replacement window project had “gone wrong,” correct? Obviously, this would be a costly problem. DIY projects are not insured. With Quality Windows & Doors, our work and products are insured. Your Agoura Hills home in safe with us.

Realistic Timeline
Do you work full time? Are you a stay-at-home parent? Are you in school? We are all busy with something. Evaluate your schedule. On average, a window replacement—for a professional—requires four to five hours of work per window on the ground level (potentially more per window upstairs). Do the math; do you have the time?

Our team here at Quality Windows & Doors wants to encourage our fellow DIY-ers—when it makes the best sense for them. When it comes to quality Agoura Hills, CA replacement windows project, please leave it to the professionals. We can’t wait to work with you!

Quality Windows & Doors
1430 S Oxnard Blvd.
Oxnard, California 93030
805.984.5895

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