[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With the many Do-It-Yourself posts popping up on Pinterest, Youtube, and numerous forums, it’s easy to believe that any project for your Napa home can be turned into a DIY gig. Trust us, we get it! It can be tempting to take on a door installation to save some extra money. Unfortunately, there are a number of issues that can arise from installing your Napa, CA front entry door on your own. Here, we will be discussing some of the numerous ways that installing your own doors can cost you more time, money, and headaches than anticipated.

Models Come and Go…

When it comes to finding the right door model for your entry door, there are a number of options from which to choose. However, not every model is a strong fit for every home so proceed with care. Just because a video or blog recommends a specific model doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for your home or that the model is still even in production. Purchasing the wrong door model for your home can clash with your architecture or even damage its frame.

More Repairs than Installations

One common occurrence found with DIY door installations is the door is often forced into place, damaging both the frame and the door. Once such damage occurs, you will either find yourself purchasing a new door or you might have to hire a professional to repair the door and frame, likely costing you more than a professional installation would have in the beginning.

Bye Bye Energy Efficiency

According to the American Energy Association, up to 60% of the energy wasted in an average American household escapes through windows and doors. That’s why having the right energy efficient doors can make such a difference to the comfort and affordability of your home. Unfortunately, if you take your door installation into your own hands, any gaps or spaces left within the frame could greatly decline the insulating capabilities the door provides.

You Can Get Stuck

When following directions from someone online, there’s really no way to know how accurate they are until you put those instructions into action. This makes it easy to get stuck. If the directions skip a step or don’t address an issue you run into, it’s not likely you can reach out to the author for help. Without professional help nearby, you’ve got a real problem.

Want to save all the mess? Leave your installation to the professionals. With decades of experience, the Rocket Door team can handle any sized project while providing you with quality customer service from start to finish. Our team can even provide you with a free, no pressure, at home consultation so you know what to expect from the beginning. If you would like to speak with a door expert today or request your free consultation, simply give us a call at 707-689-5147 or stop by our showroom floor located at 1639 E Monte Vista Avenue #L103 Vacaville, CA 95688.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]