If you’re considering replacing your home’s interior or exterior doors, it’s important that you work with a professional door installation service. While DIY installation may seem more affordable and convenient at first, it can actually lead to a number of issues that may detract from the look and function of your door. Here are a few different risks associated with DIY door installation:
- Damaged Door Frames: Your door frame is one of the most critical components of your entire door system. Frames are used to support a door as well as provide it with space to open and close. One of the most common problems associated with DIY installation is damaging the door frame during the installation process. Hanging the door incorrectly or failing to modify the frame or door opening to accommodate the new door can warp or strain the frame.
- Unreliable Operation: DIY installation can also lead to your door failing to work properly. This includes doors that stick, scrape against the floor, or don’t swing freely on their hinges. Some doors can also cause surrounding walls to vibrate, which can be both annoying and destructive. Professionals will ensure that your door operates properly by taking into account various factors that can affect door performance, such as safety, security, and temperature changes
- Higher Overall Costs: Many times, homeowners who purchase and install their own doors require professional services to repair problems, install additional features, or reframe the door entirely. This can add hundreds of dollars to the overall cost of your new interior or exterior door. Having it installed by a professional the first time will help keep your door in good shape and make door replacement more affordable.
For a great selection of replacement doors for your home’s interior and exterior as well as professional door installation services, contact Affordable Windows and Doors. Call (845) 208-8686 for service throughout the White Plains area.