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3 Reasons NOT To Replace Your Doors Yourself

Posted on July 31, 2019

Rock Island Door Replacement

Is a DIY door replacement really the affordable option in the long run?

Many homeowners in need of a door replacement can be tempted by the idea of doing it themselves. After all, door replacements don't look complicated, and a DIY job means not having to pay for labor. But there may be to door replacement than you realize. Before you decide it's as easy as a YouTube tutorial, here are a few reasons you may not want to replace your doors yourself.

Potential Long-term Costs

It's true that you can avoid paying for labor when you choose to replace your door yourself, but that's not to say you won't rack up other costs that you might have been able to avoid with a professional. Your door or door frame may become damaged in the installation, and you'll have to purchase a new one or pay for repairs. If the door doesn't fit perfectly, you'll have to pay to get the right fit. If it's installed improperly, you may have to pay for repairs in the years to come or a sooner subsequent replacement than you'd like. Professional replacement door contractors are not only precise in what they do, but they're insured, so if any accidents happen on the job, they're covered and you're not held liable.

Insulation and Security

Your front door does more than simply opening and closing. When properly installed, they're a major component of your home's insulation. An improperly installed door could lead to drafts and heat loss that are not only uncomfortable but costly in the long run when it comes to your heating and cooling bills. Another reason your door needs to be installed sturdily? The security of your home depends on it. The right door, installed securely, will be more likely to hold up against force if intruders try to kick it in.

Less Stress

The truth is, replacing your door can be a pain. It takes up time out of your busy schedule, and unless you're an experienced pro, it can be a challenging and frustrating job. That's why many homeowners enjoy the benefit of not bothering with it at all. When you hire a professional, they'll do all the work of removing your old door, installing the new one, testing it, and cleaning up the work area when they leave. And because they're an expert at what they do, you can have the confidence that the job is done right without having to lift a finger.

Interested in hiring a professional for your replacement door project? Contact Mainstream Home Improvements today for more information or a free estimate.

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