DIY or Hire?
HIRE: House Method recommends hiring a professional to install double-pane windows.
- Installing double-pane windows is a simple task but does require at least two people to complete the job.
- If you do decide to take on the installation yourself, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions rather than general installation guidance.
- Unless they are installed to exact specifications, you risk voiding the energy and cost savings they offer. A professional can ensure that surfaces are flush and that panes are properly sealed.
- Because all windows in a home should be replaced in the event of an upgrade, it's best to let a professional handle sliding glass doors, picture windows, and windows that must be reached via ladder.