Can I install aluminium windows myself, or do I need to hire a professional?

by | Feb 26, 2024 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

New windows are one of the most transformational home improvement projects you can undertake. Not only do they enhance the aesthetics of your home, but they will also enhance its energy efficiency, security and overall comfort.

If you’re considering upgrading to aluminium windows in your home, you might be wondering whether you should tackle the installation yourself or leave it to the professionals. In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both options to help you make an informed decision.
Installing aluminium windows yourself will be cheaper – but it might be a false economy

Installing aluminium windows yourself will save you the costs of paying someone to install them for you.

Having said that, if you’re a novice installer, you’ll likely need more time than a professional would. You might decide your time is better spent elsewhere on your project, leaving window installation to an expert.

Also remember that a lack of expertise and experience in installation can compromise the performance and longevity of your aluminium windows. DIY installations may not meet industry standards or building regulations, putting your home at risk of leaks, drafts or even structural damage.  Also, remember that your installations will need to be signed off by your local council’s building control team and, if it doesn’t meet the requirements, may need to be redone.

How easy is it to install aluminium windows yourself?

It is certainly possible to install aluminium windows yourself, but there are several important factors to bear in mind.

Firstly, ask yourself about your level of experience. Are you happy to take on construction projects? Do you have all the right tools and equipment to do the job properly?

It’s also wise to assess your skills objectively. If you’re installing aluminium windows for the first time, you’ll feel a sense of achievement when you finish. But ask yourself if the quality of finish will be as good as someone who’s been installing windows for years. You’ll be looking at your windows every day – will you always look at them and see the areas where the quality wasn’t quite as good as you hoped?

Why it pays to pay the professionals when installing aluminium windows

Here at Capital Windows, our professional installers bring a wealth of experience to every job so you can rest assured that your aluminium windows will be installed to the highest standards.

Our team has the skills and knowledge needed to navigate every potential challenge and ensure precise installation. From accurate measurements to proper sealing and insulation, our team prioritises quality craftsmanship to deliver long-lasting results.

If you’d like to find out more about the way they work, read our blog How long does it take to install aluminium double glazing, and what is the installation process like?

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Our installations also come with peace of mind. We are registered with FENSA, a government-authorised scheme that monitors building regulation compliance for replacement windows and doors. Every one of our window and door installations comes with a FENSA certificate, which you’ll need if you ever sell your property. The certificate confirms that your installation complies with building regulations, is energy efficient and is registered with your local council. It also verifies that our guarantee is insured.

The value of Capital Windows

When you choose Capital Windows, you get a company experienced in every aspect of aluminium windows. We often supply self-builders with aluminium windows they can install themselves. We also work with people to bring them all the expertise they need from start to finish. We help homeowners to choose the windows that are right for their home, manufacturing them to exacting standards and fitting them with meticulous attention to detail.

Whichever option you prefer, if you’re considering aluminium windows for your home, make Capital Windows the first company you call.