Are you blessed with rare Do It Yourself project skills? Is the brand new tile floor in your bathroom or marble countertop on your kitchen all due to your hard won efforts? If so, congratulations! However, if you’re like most people, you’re not quite sure of your Do It Yourself construction skills. Before embarking on any project, we recommend asking yourself whether you want to undergo the effort that it takes to bring a complicated construction project to fruition on a solo basis. Here’s a list of some of the most important risks that you should consider before starting a project like this.
Things can easily go awry with any project and door installation is absolutely not an exception to that rule. When you’re installing a door – anywhere in the house, but specifically an entrance door, it’s essential to make sure that all your measurements are correctly on the dot. You’re the only one responsible to making sure that every detail adheres correctly. If you accidentally miss any detail while you’re working on the door, you’re taking the risk of having shoddy construction. These drawbacks can include:
- Doors that don’t hold heat inside the home in Winter weather.
- Doors that don’t hold the cold air inside in Summer weather.
- Doors that bang against objects in your home.
- Door that scrape or adhere to objects outside your home or the doorway.
- Doors that stick or shudder when you’re sliding or swinging them open.
- Doors that are insecure; if a criminal or burglar comes, they can easily get inside them.
- Door frames that leave room for mice, bugs, ants, cockroaches, termites, or other pests to come inside through.
- Doors with a joint gap that allows water to leak into your walls. This is disastrous. Water damage is incredibly harmful to your home on multiple levels.
- Doors that don’t help you take advantage of the energy savings that can come with modern designed doors – water leaks aren’t the only concern you should have; you should also want to know that energy isn’t leaking inside or outside your home.
- You can potentially hurt yourself. Knee or back injuries are common with amateur Do It Yourself door installation attempts; this is even worse if it happens to a friend or someone who has volunteered their time to help assist you with the project.
- Nasty dings, scrapes, or scratches on the door itself – when you’re attempting an amaterur installation you are running the risk of accidentally damaging the exterior veneer of the door.
- Of course, you are also running the risk of garnering subtle distortions in the door that most people won’t notice or see, but you surely will every time you enter or exit the home leaving or going to work. Why risk these annoying mishaps; you want your door to make leaving or entering your home as seamless and peaceful as possible.
Some people are equipped to bring do it yourself door installation projects to fruition; but most people are not at all. If you want to maintain a safe, pristine entrance, the best thing to do is to call the experts at a professional, experienced door installation firm like Dori Doors; they will be sure to help mitigate any of the risks or frustrations associated with self-attempted door installations.