Aug 16, 2023

Five Ways Installing Your Own Windows Can Backfire

The adage “A penny saved is a penny earned” can be a wise mindset to adopt in many areas of your life.  However, attempting to take on a project outside of your skill set can leave you terribly disappointed.  If you’ve ever been tempted to install windows in your home without professional training, there are some potential risks you need to be aware of.

Lead Hazards

Opening and closing windows in homes that were built prior to 1978 can disturb the lead based paint surrounding the windows.  This agitation can disperse lead paint particles into the air that may be too small for the naked eye to detect.  If they are inhaled, serious side effects such as brain and kidney damage, hearing and vision impairment, nerve problems, and reproductive issues can occur.  

Contracting with an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Contractor is a step you can take to keep your family safe during a window project.window

Warranty Issues

In order to ensure proper functionality, new windows should be installed so they sit level and have an adequate moisture barrier.  Care must also be taken to properly seal them off so that outside air does not filter in.  While window manufacturers have warranties for product failure, they will not provide a replacement for a product that was installed incorrectly.

Compromised Security

Incorrectly installed windows can provide an easy way for burglars to gain access to your home, particularly if the seal is loose.  Rendering the services of a reputable general contractor that regularly installs windows will minimize the probability of future problems.

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Time Commitment

Contractors that specialize in window installation have their process down to a science.  If you’re a first-timer, you’ll need to carve out a significant amount of time for each window, as the process is thorough.  In the event that you get stuck and have to wave the white flag, it will be extremely difficult to find a reliable professional that can drop everything and make it to your house on the same day to help.  In the meantime, your home is left vulnerable to nature’s elements.

Mistakes Add Up

The most expensive home improvement is the one you pay for twice.  In the event that you botch your own installation, you may have end up having to pay a professional to fix your mistakes.  Not only that, but incorrect installation can allow outside air to filter into your home, causing your utility bill to skyrocket.

For more information about our window installation services, contact us today. Our team of professionals is ready to serve you.

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"We hired Lindus to replace block windows at ground level. The workers were meticulous in doing the job right.  Very professionally done. We were very impressed with the customer service."

Elise B.
Prescott, WI
June 24, 2023

"It was great. Lindus does quality work and completed the work on time.  Lindus is a very reputable company and we were very pleased with the results."

Eric I.
Cumberland, WI
June 20, 2023

"We had Matt Puhl come out and talk to us about some windows. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  Jake and Jim were the guys that came out and installed all of our windows and did a marvelous job. They were clean, courteous and took a lot of pride in their final product and it showed, so much in fact that I bought the guys lunch! I knew that Lindus was top quality products, what I didn't know was that it was such great service."

Jeremy J.
Hudson, WI
May 18, 2023

"This is my second time contracting Lindus to put new windows in my house. Both times…very satisfied with the quality of work they have done. More importantly the professionalism throughout the entire process was top notch. Special recognition for Jared and Tanner who completed the last install. They were timely, tidy, and my windows looks amazing. They answered every question I had and will be recommending them for my next project."

John H.
Hudson, WI
May 14, 2023

"Professional and courteous installment."

Daniel B.
Fridley, MN
March 20, 2023

"Every Lindus employee we encountered throughout this project was easy to work with: responsive, friendly, professional and skilled.  We also liked working with Jake and Jim on their installation of the windows. Total pros and really nice guys!  We are very pleased with our new roof and windows.  We will definitely use your services in the future and confidently refer you to others.  Thanks so much!"

Kris & Stephanie S.
Shorewood, MN
March 18, 2023
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