3 Door Replacement Mistakes To Avoid
A door replacement project isn’t as easy as it looks. It may be a small project in theory, simply removing the old door and replacing it with the new one, but there are many things that can go wrong. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to hire a replacement door professional who can help them with the expertise and efficiency they need. However, even when hiring a professional, there are a few mistakes that homeowners will want to avoid, especially in choosing the door and the contractor.
Going With the Cheapest Option
This is an understandable mistake to make. Everyone is looking for a way to save money. It’s easy to see the logic behind “the cheaper, the better.” However, that’s often not the case. Cheap cost can often mean cheap quality. Now that doesn’t mean you have to go with the most expensive option, assuming it to be the best. The contractor or manufacturer may be overcharging. What you want is the door that offers the best value. Consider the immediate costs compared to how long the door will last. If you can avoid costly repairs down the line and possibly avoid another replacement while you live in the home, paying a little more upfront might be worth it.
Failing to Research the Contractor
You should never hire the first door replacement contractor that comes up on your search simply out of convenience. After all, you’re trusting these people to work on your home. Do your due diligence, looking up reviews and experience. Draft a set of questions for the contractor, asking for examples of past work, whether they’re insured, and whether they have their own team or work with subcontractors (the latter isn’t always a problem, but you’ll want to know what their experience is with the subcontractors). Get quotes from a few different contractors so you can compare your options before you decide.
Not Looking Into Financing
This goes back to affordability. Some homeowners see a quality replacement door or a quality door replacement contractor with a quote that seems out of their price range and move on to something cheaper — that may cost them more in the long run. Before you do so, take a look at the financing offers the contractor might have. Financing plans can help break down the upfront cost into manageable monthly payments so that you can afford a higher quality replacement door and installation. They may offer a variety of plans and work with you to find the one that best fits your budget.
Want to make sure your door replacement goes off without a hitch? Contact Jancewicz & Son today for more information or a free quote.