Posted on: 5 August 2016
A quick search of online resources will yield hundreds of instructions on replacing your broken or damaged sliding glass door yourself. If you are in a bind or replacing a door on your personal home, this is great. However, if you are dealing with a broken or damaged sliding glass door at your place of business, you should skip the DIY instructions and search for a window and door repair and replacement specialist to help you out. If you are still on the fence about this, the following three benefits of having a professional help you out will likely convince you to make that call.
How much is your time really worth? Do you have the time to look up instructions, purchase tools and supplies, and then do the work? You have to take apart the existing sliding glass door, put in the new glass and parts, then reassemble the door. Plus, you need to make sure all the work is done properly so you aren't dealing with another broken door again in the near future. Do you have the time to spare? If you are going to put an employee on the job, can you spare that worker? Who will pick up their slack and handle their duties while they work on the broken glass? Most companies are not staffed to allow for pulling a team member off their job to handle maintenance and repair tasks, so this is a consideration that can definitely be solved by hiring a professional.
At the outset, handling the repair and replacement of the broken sliding glass door may seem cheaper when you do it yourself. If you have all the right tools on hand, this may be true. But if you weigh the cost of the tools you will likely have to buy, plus the supplies and your own time that you will spend, you will generally find that it is cheaper to hire a professional to handle the work.
Most people don't have the knowledge and expertise it takes to handle a sliding glass door repair or replacement job. If you handle the repair or replacement yourself and it is not done properly, or you cut corners to save time and money, you are going to be dealing with a faulty or broken door again in the near future. Glass work is fairly detailed; you need to make sure the glass is installed properly to protect against damage and to keep the outside elements from coming into your building. Leave this work to the professionals so you can be sure it is done correctly the first time.Share