In today’s DIY culture, it’s not unusual for a homeowner to take on a project like windows and door replacement. And while replacing windows and doors throughout a house is a job best left to professionals, a homeowner can certainly handle a window here or there if they have the right knowledge. Here are a few tips when getting ready for DIY window and door replacement.
Consult a Pro
Just because you’re not using their services doesn’t mean that a professional installer can’t give you basic advice. Home hardware stores often have on-site experts who can provide simple tips on easy things like how to properly measure. Online forums for professionals are also places where you can get some basic help if you don’t know where to start or have hit a roadblock.
Gather the Right Tools
For safety reasons, a window or door replacement needs to be a one-day job. That means you need to have all the tools to ensure things are timely. Basic tools include a handsaw to trim windows to size, measuring tape to ensure the right fit and a putty knife. A buddy to help lift and straighten your windows is another good thing to have on hand for windows and door replacement.
Choose Your New Windows
It may seem to go without saying but you need to make sure you have your replacement windows not only selected, but unpackaged, prepped and ready to pop in as soon as you get the old ones out. This will keep your home safe and avoid any energy waste. Consult with your local hardware store to see if there are even window delivery options.
Windows and door replacement offers an attractive an easy way to improve your home and an easy enough project. Use some of these tips as you consider whether you’re ready to replace your windows.