When things go wrong with your windows, the first reaction may be to fix the problem yourself. The people on TV and the internet make it look so easy to do, so why can’t you do it also, right?
There is a fine line of things you can do yourself and things you really need to call in a professional do. For small or temporary repairs, yes, you could probably do it yourself. These are the types of repairs that even if you mess up the repairs it isn’t going to make the problem worse, just more aggravating for you.
Then there are the big repairs or even replacements that you just need to sit on the sideline for. With all of the work that is involved and the possibility of getting injured, you will be glad you let someone that knows what they are doing take care of it.
Don’t Risk Lead Exposure
When it comes to windows in homes that were built before 1978, it is best to call in the professionals for anything you do with your windows because of the risk of lead exposure. Lead can put your whole family at risk of so many health issues that it isn’t worth any amount of money you would save by not paying a professional to take care of the issue for you.
Professionals have to be lead certified through the EPA to work with homes before 1978 because of the dangers involved with lead exposure. They are trained on how to minimize lead dust, keep material restricted to a tight area, and how to clean up thoroughly after each job.
Getting the Job Done Right
If you don’t know how to repair or replace your window, chances are you are trying to learn how to do it through a book or an internet video. Sorry to disappoint you, but those books and videos can’t possibly cover every different situation or problem you might come up against.
A window professional, on the other hand can. With the extensive training and experience they have, there is very little they haven’t dealt with already.
If you mess up a window repair or replacement, will the hardware store refund the money you spent on the materials you purchased for the project? Do you think they will give you more materials for free because you didn’t do the job right the first time?
We both know the answer to that is no.
However, when you hire a window professional if they mess up a job they will fix it at no cost to you. Leaving you with less money out of your pocket and a problem that has been solved professionally.