New windows in your home can cost a pretty penny, but some homeowners look at saving some money by doing the installation themselves. While it is true that you can save quite a bit of money by avoiding hiring a contractor, windows are not the easiest project to take on, so it’s best not to consider the DIY path unless you are experienced enough to finish the project and have the tools needed. After all, if you save money on hiring a contractor but botch the job and end up having to have it re-done, you will probably spend even more than you would have in the first place.

It’s also important to be aware that window installation is a 2-man job. If you’re planning on doing it yourself, you are setting yourself up for an expensive mistake. The second person doesn’t necessarily need to be experienced, but they need to be strong enough to be able to hold the window in place while you are working on it.

Double- and triple-check your measurements to make absolutely sure you are getting the right size window since there are quite a few different attributes to keep in mind when shopping for windows.

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