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The Pros of Installing a Door by Yourself versus Through a Contract


The-Pros-of-Installing-a-Door-by-Yourself-versus-Through-a-ContractIf replacing your door is in your plans, then you have two options when it comes to installing it: you can hire a professional or do it yourself. This article will highlight the positive of both routes so you can ultimately decide what you want to do when the time comes.

Hiring a Professional

The standard route that most homeowners take, when you hire a professional you’re going to receive quality work done efficiently – assuming you hire the right specialist. Although a door may seem straightforward, if you don’t exactly know what you’re doing, you could end up dinging your door and ruining it before you get to even test it out. Now, by hiring a professional, expect to pay a contracting fee and an installation fee. It’s not always wise to choose the cheapest handyman that’s advertising their services because you’ll obviously want quality work done, and you may be skipping out on that when you decide to go for cheap.


If you decide to take it upon yourself to install your door, there’s going to be a steep learning curve if you’re a beginner. Essentially, you’re going to want the aid of your neighbor/brother/cousin/cousin’s cousin as the door itself packs a good amount of pounds. One of the biggest pros about doing it yourself is that you can put the money that you saved from hiring a contractor towards something else. Additionally, the satisfaction of installing something yourself is always rewarding. Whichever route you do decide to go with, there’s one thing that they share in common, it needs to be done the right way.

Article submitted by Garden Designer.org

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