The Cons of DIY Window Projects

Fall is beautiful here in the Indianapolis area—not only the vibrant colors but the temperatures as well. To let in a nice breeze, you go to open your window only to find that it doesn’t open all the way. Window problems can be frustrating, but, more importantly, they can potentially cost you more.

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Are you considering going the do-it-yourself route? Many people who are handy around the house tackle DIY projects themselves. Why should your windows be any different?

Should I Handle Window Repairs Myself?

Here at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie, we recommend professional services when it comes to windows (and we bet other companies do too!). Why? The number one reason is safety.

  • Safety: Painting may be a fine DIY project to handle on your own. Although it may be faster when done by professionals, there’s essentially no harm in painting your front door and walls by yourself (but we suggest covering the furniture!). Windows are another story. For window repair, you may have to use a ladder and there’s a higher risk of injury.
  • Money: Drafty windows are energy-inefficient and can cause your bills to skyrocket. If repairs aren’t handled correctly, even just one little part, your windows can end up costing you more money—and even potentially be a safety hazard. This is particularly important if there are young children in the house who can reach the windows.
  • Efficiency: Lastly, professionals can get the job done much more quickly than you can. They have all the right tools, training and experience. No hours of research on the internet, trips to the store for the right equipment, etc. One trip and they’re done (for the most part)! Professionals also offer the benefit of knowledge. They can assess your windows and let you know if replacement would be more cost-effective than repair, which can save you more money in the long run.

High-Quality Window Services in Indianapolis

Do you need window repair or replacement in central Indiana? Make Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie your first call. We bring decades of experience to the table and work with all types of windows, from double-hung to casement to bay.

Contact us to learn more or start discussing your project!