Why Attempting DIY Window and Door Installation is Not a Good Idea

28 Sep 2020

Getting a new window or door is extremely exciting–so much so that you may not be able to wait for it to be installed. While to some, a DIY window or door installation can be daunting, to other accustomed at-home handymen, DIY installations are a breeze. However, we recommend that in the case of aluminium windows or doors, you do not attempt a DIY installation.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are attempting to do tasks on their own and at home to avoid human contact and limit the spread of the virus. Painting, haircuts and manicures are just some of the tasks that Australians are attempting to DIY. While completely understandable and smart in some cases, it isn’t advisable for all. DIY window and door installations are one of those tasks that we do not recommend that you attempt. Resist the urge to Google or YouTube a helpful guide because, in the end, it won’t help.


Not every window or door is the same

Even if you have installed a standard window or door before, don’t think that you can install an aluminium door or window. Every window and door is different depending on the type you select (awning, sliding, louvre, bi-fold) and the size you choose. Though it may seem minor, these differences can greatly change how you have to install the door or window. It can become even more complicated if you have additional features such as double glazing or security locks. Our advice? Leave it to the professionals.

It’s not a simple task

Aluminium windows and doors have many elements to its installation. Especially important is the alignment of specific elements. This ensures that they aren’t only secure but that they glide smoothly and prevent leaks and air from getting through. To avoid these common installation issues, contact a professional installer.

You can lose money

Aluminium windows and doors, while durable, can be extremely fragile during the installation process. This is because elements such as a window’s glass screens are not yet fitted and thus, vulnerable to breakage. Additionally, seemingly insignificant and small parts such as screws or grooves, if damaged, can completely ruin the entire system. If, while you are installing windows or doors yourself, you break or damage an element, you may have just incurred a significant financial hit. Elements in an aluminium system are extremely high-quality and can be costly to replace (especially if they were custom-made). So, to avoid this, contact A-Tech Australia.

You may injure yourself

Aluminium is one of the strongest and most durable materials. While lightweight, it can still be quite heavy, especially if you’re dealing with a large frame or huge slab of aluminium for your door. In addition to damaging the product, you can also severely damage yourself or property in your home. Trained installers know how to manoeuvre a product, ensuring that it does not damage them or your property. Leave it to the professionals and save yourself the pain.

So, what do I do?

It’s simple, contact A-Tech Australia to install your aluminium windows and doors. A-Tech Australia’s installation team are not only professional, but they are also trained in every A-Tech Australia product and have specialised knowledge in the installation of each product. You won’t have to worry about a poorly aligned window or loose screw, instead, you can sit back and enjoy your new home product.

Additionally, if you have any questions about the product you just had installed, feel free to ask your A-Tech Australia installer. They’ll be able to answer any concerns or queries you may have.

For more information surrounding aluminium windows or doors or any of our other products, have a chat with our team today. Call 1300 775 525 for guidance regarding our products and any other questions that you may have. Our employees will be more than happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the product that’s right for you and your home or business.