Over the past couple of decades, it’s become clear that our current level of energy use is unsustainable. That’s why millions of Americans are buying more efficient appliances, trading in their cars for bikes, and making energy-saving upgrades to their homes. Though it may be tempting to install more efficient windows and doors yourself, doing so can be dangerous. Here is a look at some of the hazards of choosing DIY energy-efficient home improvements:
- Damage to your home
Though installing an energy-efficient door, window, or roof is supposed to give your home an upgrade, doing so yourself may have the opposite effect. All it takes to turn your home upgrade into a downgrade is one incorrectly swung hammer, or a window placement that’s a half-inch off. When you get a team of professionals to tackle your energy-saving home upgrades, your job will be done correctly the first time without damaging your home.
Even if a particular job seems fairly straightforward, there are still plenty of ways you can hurt yourself if you don’t have the proper skills or equipment. Though it may be tempting to try a home project yourself, it’s not worth the risk to your health—it’s best to have the professionals take care of it for you.
- Additional cost
Though it might seem that undertaking a project yourself might save money, you’ll find that having your mistakes corrected costs more than if you had simply gone with a professional service in the first place. Even if your DIY project is moderately successful, it may not be as effective as a professional upgrade and you may end up paying more in utility bills in the long run.
If you’re looking for a qualified team of professionals to install new windows or doors in your home, contact Custom Exteriors, Inc. Whether you’re looking to replace your old doors and windows or finish up a whole new house, we’re the right team for the job. Give us a call today at (888) 957-7800.