The Risks of DIY Window Fitting

As a homeowner, you might be tempted to undergo a DIY project to save some money. While this is possible with some odd jobs, it may not be the best idea when it comes to fitting windows. While it is most definitely possible to install windows yourself, there are several glaring reasons why it’s better to leave it to the experts. In this article, we are going to cover the risks of DIY window fitting and why you’re better off giving us a call!

The Risks of DIY Window Fitting

Safety Risks

When it comes to fitting windows there are numerous safety risks that we take into account and train for. Working at heights and handling heavy materials puts you at major risk of falls, cuts and other injuries. Without the necessary training and equipment to safely navigate such installations, you are potentially putting yourself and others in harm’s way.

Installation Errors

Improper installation can lead to water damage and air leaks. This can very easily compromise the structure of your home and its insulative benefits. A professional installer will have all the required technical skills and experience to ensure a proper fit. Without proper training, you may not know how to handle different materials, finishes, and styles. Additionally, you may miss certain critical details such as measuring and levelling, which both have a huge impact.

The Risks of DIY Window Fitting

The Challenges of DIY Window Fitting

Time and Effort

Fitting windows is by no means a quick and easy job. The process is time-consuming and requires a significant amount of effort. First, you need to go through the trouble of accurately measuring your existing windows so you can source new ones. Then you’ll need to remove the old units, prepare the openings, install the new units, and seal the gaps. In total, this can take time to be dealt with correctly.

Tools and Materials

Window fitting will require specialist tools and materials that you may not have on hand. These include drills, saws, levels, shims, sealants, and insulation. Trying to find somewhere to rent or purchase these items can be costly, both time-wise and financially.

The Risks of DIY Window Fitting

Get in Touch

Although fitting windows yourself may appear to be an inexpensive option initially, you may end up with a hefty bill when you eventually need to hire a professional to redo the work. In addition, the risks and difficulties involved in window fitting are even more pronounced when you lack experience. Therefore, it is advisable to call a professional without hesitation. Furthermore, the time and effort, tools and materials, and warranty and insurance concerns make DIY installation impractical and costly. Hopefully, this has highlighted some of the risks of DIY window fitting. If you’re looking for an experienced and highly professional window installer then please get in touch.

We’ve been supplying and installing windows for over three decades. With around 10,000 satisfied replacement window customers, SCI has thrived on quality, innovation and customer care. Give the team a call on 020 8648 0426 or email, we look forward to hearing from you. We stock a wide range of windows including PVCualuminium, French or traditional sliding sash windows. All our windows are guaranteed to transform your property. We operate throughout Surrey and South West London.

Don’t risk your home’s safety and value by attempting to install windows yourself. You should consider hiring a professional to ensure that they complete the job correctly on the first attempt.