DIY or Professional Installation: What Is the Best Option for Installing New Exterior Doors

What Is the Best Option for Installing New Exterior Doors

Is it time to replace any of your exterior doors? Are you considering taking this own as a DIY project to save time and money? This may seem like a good idea, but it is actually wiser to leave this job to the professionals.

Think about it, your exterior doors one of the first things visitors and passersby notice upon approaching or entering your home. So of course you want to make a good impression. Your front door reflects not only the architectural style of your home, but the overall vibe you wish to impart on your guests when they enter your home.

Why You Should Leave Exterior Doors Installation to The Professionals

  1. With professional installation there is less chance for serious injury

75% of all home injuries occur when homeowners take it upon themselves to perform a DIY project. Injuries can range from minor scrapes, cuts and bruises to serious injuries such as loss of limb, concussion, visual impairments and back or neck injuries. If you hire a professional windows installer to carry out the project, you can have peace of mind knowing that neither you nor anyone else in your household will incur any type of injury serious or otherwise, in the process. Doors are very heavy and somewhat awkward to handle and many homeowners have overlooked this fact in the attempt to install their entry doors on their own volition and have thus been seriously injured. It is much safer to leave the job to the professionals, unless you are in fact, a trained contractor.

  1. Professional installers will be able to get the job done quickly and efficiently

Looking at a door, you probably think that it doesn’t take a great deal of time or effort to install it properly. However, unless you know what you are doing, this seemingly “simple” DIY project could take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. You not only have to remove and dispose of the old door, you and other hardware, not to mention custom features such as safely lighting. And if you need to repair or replace the original framework, this could take quite some time.

In addition, a professional installer will also possess all the required tools necessary to properly install your entry doors. You might be hours into the process and realize that you are missing one of the necessary tools, which could set you back time wise.

  1. You can prevent any problems that may occur during the installation process of your exterior doors

Installing new exterior doors is not an easy task. In addition, if they are not properly placed, the door may either be too loose or may stick when you try to open it, which can damage the frame or cause it not to latch or lock properly. These issues could lead to potential home security issues. Damage to the frame, locks and so forth can end up being quite costly. It is much better to protect the integrity of your home by leaving the job to the professionals.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *