Even though you may be pretty handy in tackling projects around the house, there will certainly be particular situations where you rely on the professional experts. That large tree in your front yard which must be removed would certainly be such a project. Adding an additional electrical circuit for additional power in your basement workroom is another. Even getting a family of raccoons out of your chimney that has not be used during the summer may be better done by an expert. There are a whole list of factors to support this choice of using a professional.
In the same way when it comes to installing new windows or doors, nothing beats hiring experienced professionals to do the work for you.
The Hazards of DIY Window Projects
If you are tempted to do a DIY project to install a new door or a new window, it is worth remembering that your home may well be your biggest asset. Making sure that you increase the value of that asset by any DIY project should be a prime concern. It is all too easy to end up with an installation that is just not of the highest quality. It might even not conform to building codes and thus could fail inspection if you were selling the house. Windows and doors are a very visible indicator of the quality of your home. You should accept only the best and that likely requires a professional to get involved.
A key aspect of installing windows and doors is that these are an important energy barrier in minimizing the energy losses from your home. Cutting costs on materials or not installing the right insulation barriers can result in long-term cost penalties.
Other problems for the DIY window installer are that specialized tools may be required and that doors and windows are heavy to manoeuvre as they are installed. Inviting your stronger buddies for a pizza and beer while you work together on your window project may not be the ideal way to proceed.
The Benefits of Professional Window Installation
You can avoid all of those headaches associated with A DIY project by choosing a reputable window and door installation contractor such as Arcana Windows and Doors. Here are just some of the benefits of having the professionals handle your installation project.
- They can suggest the best windows and doors that will fit your budget and will achieve the appearance that you desire.
- This is based on many years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the latest innovations in window and door design.
- They have all the skills and equipment that a high quality job needs.
- They can handle the whole project in a timely manner with minimum disruption to your daily life.
- They will accept that the project is only finished when you have confirmed your complete satisfaction with the job that has been done.
Window Wise Certification
In addition to choosing a professional contractor who seems to have a good reputation, an additional safeguard is to choose one who has been certified by the Window Wise program. This is administered by SAWDAC (Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada). Here is how the Window Wise program is defined on the SAWDAC website.
Window Wise is THE quality assurance program in Canada that is designed to give homeowners peace of mind that their window investment will be a lasting one. Peace of mind that the products they’re buying, and the tradespeople installing them, are of the highest quality. Peace of mind in knowing that no matter what happens to the window manufacturer or the contractor, they are protected by an industry-backed guarantee.
Arcana Windows and Doors is such a Window Wise certified contractor.
Renovation Project Contractors Use Professional Installers
If you need any further assurance that using a professional window installation contractor is a wise choice, then you should be aware this is often the choice of renovation project contractors. In this way, they get the best possible advice on how they can achieve the best design for their budget. The professional installers can be scheduled to arrive as windows and doors are delivered to the building site. The installation will be completed following building codes and will be a very visible indicator of the quality built-in to the project.