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Why We Say Don’t DIY Your Windows on Your Minnesota Home

Thinking about replacing your windows yourself?  We’d like you to take a few minutes and read this post to see why we suggest it’s not a good idea.

We get the movation.  You might be sick of the salesmen, of the long waits, of the almost overwhelming choices, of having to narrow down a window replacement company and so on. It’s common to think you can avoid the headaches by just doing things yourself.  That’s fine for some things, but not for replacing windows in a home.

There is only one way to go if you want quality and longevity out of the windows that are being installed in your home. This is especially true if you do not know how to install windows in your home.

The Windows You Choose Might Not Be That Nice

The windows that the salespeople are pushing on you in the big box home improvement stores might not even be well-known, top-of-the-line brands They are trying to make a profit off of them, and since many of the inexpensive windows are shipped in from overseas, the prices are jacked up to cover those costs as well as making them appear to be higher quality.  (Most people associate quality and price and feel if they pay more, they get more. Often that’s not completely true.)

Additionally, the windows that are manufactured by top window companies are generally higher quality, and if you have them professionally installed you’ll most likely save money in the long run.

Warranties May Be Null and Void

If the windows in your home are installed by you and not a professional, they may not be covered under warranty. Even if you purchase them from a DIY-type store, the manufacturer that makes them only covers the window defect and not installation.  If you have them installed by a licensed Minnesota replacement window contractor, you’ll get their workmanship guarantee on top of the product warranty.

When the time comes to get your windows replaced, it is important to hire a professional window contractor to do the work.  You’re making an investment in your home, so of course you want to have the best outcome. Having a replacement window company guide you through selecting the best windows for your home and your budget as well as providing proper installation is the way to get the desired results.

One last thing for you hard-core do-it-yourselfers: Always know the dos and don’ts of any DIY remodeling project inside or outside of your home before you move forward with them. Making an informed choice is the best way to go.

Speak with one of our replacement window professionals to find out how we can provide you with high-quality brand windows, installation, and more. We have so many options to go with and such affordable prices, why would you trust in any other Minnesota window replacement company?


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.


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