Installation of a product to or on a house is equally if not of greater importance than the actual product. The greatest product in the world is rubbish and becomes an expensive aggravation if not properly installed.
When having a new product installed on your house, it is best to have the actual manufacturer or an authorized dealer install the product to your home. The professional is familiar with the product, has experience in installing the product, and has the knowledge to relate information to the homeowner. The greatest device know to humans is worthless without the product actually performing as it is designed to perform.
For a product to perform correctly, it must be installed correctly. Numerous times throughout recent history, we have all heard or know about a homeowner that spent too much money on the latest and greatest only to find out after an all too brief amount of time has passed that the product does not do what was promised. Many times this has been caused by improper or haphazard installation conducted by either an inept, unskilled “installer”, or the homeowner (ever watchful to save a few pennies) has installed the product themselves. When a problem does occur, the homeowner must make the repairs or make arrangements with the installer to have the problem fixed.
First the installer has to still be in business; inevitably the “home repair” person has gone out of business, changed line of work, or simply changed their business name so that they are now no longer liable for the work they performed under the now defunct business. A common practice, changing “company” names, among smaller independents to limit their own personal liability and maintain a positive cash flow in their direction. An additional problem with this type of repairman is the ability of contact. After they have completed the so-called job on your home, they have been paid by you and have moved on to their next mark, therefor they will not be making any more income from you. Specifically if they have given you a “lifetime guarantee” that it will work and repairs or adjustments will be performed at no cost to you the homeowner.
Invest in a certified product installed by a professional to the manufacturers’ specifications and you will more than likely be completely satisfied with the outcome and performance for years.