Written by Fred Daues on March 26, 2018 in Vinyl Windows

You’ve seen enough HGTV to last a lifetime and you feel like you can accomplish about anything. There are a lot of people that don’t seem like they have much experience doing quite a bit to their homes. Why can’t you follow suit and do something to your Kirkwood, MO house? Well you can, but there are a lot of DIY fails out there too and you can find them if you look hard enough. When it comes to installing vinyl windows, there are a lot more dangers of failing than there are in other home improvement projects. Here are a few areas where DIY homeowners could fail in installing vinyl windows in such a way that can ruin the project entirely.

Fail #1: Mis-Measurements of Any Kind

They say that you should always measure twice and cut once. But when it comes to vinyl windows, it doesn’t matter how many times you measure if you don’t do it right. You can measure a thousand times and it could still be wrong because you don’t know how to measure for windows. What happens when you measure wrong? Well a number of things could happen. First, you could order the wrong-sized windows and end up with windows that don’t fit because they are too large or too small for the hole you have available. Second, you could end up with windows that seem to fit okay, but are impossible to properly install. Any measurement that’s even the slightest bit wrong can decrease the efficiency of new vinyl windows by leaps and bounds.

Fail #2: Improper Fitting

Even if you get the perfect sized windows, which is pretty hard to do if you’re not a window expert, you can install them improperly and leave slight gaps around them. Nothing short of perfection will do when it comes to vinyl windows. When you leave even a small sliver, air can get in and out, which defeats the purpose of having energy efficiency windows in the first place.

Fail #3: Inability to Finish the Job

If you quickly realize that you are in too deep when it comes to installing your vinyl windows, it may be too late to get things installed professionally without more charges. Perhaps you created damage or you voided your window’s warranties because of your DIY attempt. Sure professionals can fix it, but it’ll cost more than it would have originally, which will sour the vinyl windows experience altogether.

If you want vinyl windows Kirkwood, MO, you should have them. But when you make that kind of investment, you want it done right from start to finish. And that’s where the experts at Masonry & Glass Systems come in to help. Visit us at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd St Louis, MO 63110 and we’ll go over our installation process with you so you understand why having professional help is really in your best interest. You can also call us to set up a consultation absolutely free at (314) 535-6515.