Why Professional Window Installation?

Every home is unique. So, when it comes to replacing your windows, you need experts that understand the various inner-workings of different homes and their window openings. Window installation is more than popping a new window into an existing space in the wall. It’s about expertly measuring and fitting the new windows into your home, so they are each air-tight and reliable for years to come. Here are some reasons for professional window installation.

#1: Quick and efficient process.
Have you ever try to tackle a home maintenance project that initially seemed like a piece of cake, but it ended up taking a long time? This can be a frustrating situation. Professional window installation by our team of experts at Lifetime Windows and Doors ensures a turn-key process that is done quickly and efficiently. We have the experience needed to make everything seamless – from start to finish.

#2: Tools.
Professional window installers have the right tools needed to install your windows the right way, the first time. Our tools are specifically designed to get your new windows in easily. Many times, homeowners think they have the right materials and tools to do a DIY window replacement. But, then they end up realizing that they don’t have the proper equipment to do the job the correct way. This often sends them to the store to buy expensive tools, or they end up using equipment that isn’t cut out for the job. This could lead to mistakes, damage to your home, or improper installation.

#3: The right installation.
There should be no gaps between the window/frame, and the existing wall. With a professional window installation, you’ll have peace of mind that the job is done right. Drafts and cold spots will be eliminated in your home if the windows are installed correctly. Whether it’s an egress window, a picture window for your living room, a tempered glass window for your bathroom, or a garden window in your kitchen, we know each part of the installation process, so everything is tight and secure upon completion.

Lifetime Windows and Doors has served customers around the Pacific Northwest with quality window products and installation for over two decades. We have the hands-on experience you can trust. Contact our team today to learn more about our specials! Or, ask for a free quote on your window replacement project. We are standing by to help get your home renovation project completed on time and on budget!

Why DIY Window Replacement is a Bad Idea

“Do it yourself” (DIY) projects are popular. But that doesn’t mean they are all a good idea. Home improvement projects can be expensive and doing them yourself can save money. However, when it comes to window replacement, relying on experienced window installation contractors is key. Here’s why.

#1: It can get complicated.
Measuring for windows is more complicated than you might think. Incorrect measurements could cause big problems including gaps or leaks around the windows. Windows that won’t fit into existing frames can be a difficult problem to fix. In addition, removing existing frames means cutting through connectors and caulk. Without the right tools and training, you could bend or chip the framing or damage another important area around the new window space.

#2: Do you know how to level?
Leveling your windows is critical. If they are not leveled accurately, they will be installed crooked. The crooked windows will sink, settle, and shift. Over time, that could pull away from the frame and leave leaks and gaps that allow heat, cold air, or humidity into your home. And this wastes energy and lets out your heated or air-conditioned air, too. This in turn, makes your heating or cooling system work harder than necessary.

#3: Mistakes can be costly.
Unfortunately, DIY mistakes are common. Improper installation could cause water to get inside your windows or window frames which could lead to mold or dry rot later down the road. All of this translates to expensive fixes and even health problems.

#4: Industry standards must be adhered to.
Did you know that certain home improvement projects require permits or code inspections? If you don’t have the proper paperwork done, you could be looking at a fine later. Our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors are trained to install windows according to proper building codes outlined by city and state requirements.

Our professional window contractors are expertly trained for proper assembly and careful installation. So, save yourself time, hassle and potential stress by hiring our team to do the work for you. Our work and positive reviews speak for themselves. Whether you choose Milgard or Simonton Windows, our product selections are of the highest quality in both energy efficiency and innovation ratings! We will work with your budget and your style preferences. So call us today for more details on getting your window replacement project started this autumn!

Reasons for Avoiding DIY Window Installation

Whether it’s installing a dishwasher or working on a larger home renovation project, do it yourself (DIY) projects are everywhere. It’s tempting to take on some of these projects to save money. But, when it comes to projects like window replacement, it’s not a good idea to do it yourself. Here are some of the main reasons why.

#1: The project will be less than best.
Homeowners sometimes think they can easily remove an old window and just pop in a new one. However, this is simply not the case. Usually, DIY window installation projects are harder than originally anticipated. Other times, the job simply won’t be completed as precisely as it could be. It’s common for homeowners to start the project then realize that they are in over their heads. So, if you want the windows to look and function at their best, hiring our team of professionals is key.
#2: Mistakes can get expensive.
Mistakes with DIY window projects are common. Without the right skill and training for replacing windows, you could make some expensive mistakes and not even know it. Improper installation could create leaking windows that  not only leak energy out the window, but also leak water in. This might causelong term damage to your home with mold or dry rot. All of this translates to wasted dollars.
#3: Installation isn’t up to industry standards.
Certain home improvement projects require building codes. And, if you don’t get the proper paperwork done, you could be looking at a fine later down the road. Our experienced installers are professionally trained to install windows according to proper building codes that are outlined by the state and city.

Save yourself the time and hassle of a do it yourself window installation project. Our experienced team at Lifetime Windows & Doors will install your replacement windows on time and with superior attention to detail. Our work is reliable and efficient! Not to mention, we  work within your budget to get the project done. Whether it’s Simonton or Milgard windows you choose, we have a range of innovative and energy efficient windows that will fit your home’s style and your budget! Contact us today for information on getting your window replacement project started!