5 Tips For Selecting A Window Replacement Company

Replacing the windows of your house is a big endeavor. Old windows can look dingy and outdated. Plus, they may not be up to code and may have broken seals, allowing the heat out in the winter and the air conditioning out in the summer. Replacing your windows is an investment in your home. And, finding the right company for the job is a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best company for you.

  • First, look for a company with experience that has been in business for a while. Your windows are too important to leave to just anyone. You need to make sure the company you select for your window replacement project has the knowledge and expertise to recommend the right windows for you and do the job correctly the first time. You also want a company with experience in your local area and knows the nuances of your neighborhood.
  • Second, do your homework. With smart phones, it is easy to research the window company you have selected. Make sure the company and its employees are licensed and insured. Check customer reviews, not only on the company’s own website, but on their Facebook page and other review sites. And, lastly, since replacing your windows is such a large investment, take the extra time to call the Better Business Bureau to insure the company is a reputable one.
  • Next, be sure to check the quality of a company’s customer service before you sign any contracts. You do not want to be half way through your project and discover you cannot get an answer to your questions. Call the company you are interested in hiring and ask questions, such as how long does a typical window replacement take, what windows do they recommend, what happens if any of the windows are cracked or broken. The answers to these questions, and others like them are important. But, it is also important to make sure the window company is professional and courteous at all times. They are still trying to get your business at this point. If the employees are rude now or make you feel as if you are wasting their time, what will they be like once you have signed the contract? Better safe than sorry.
  • And, while you are checking out the window company’s customer service, make sure that the company is aware of any laws and regulations they need to follow for your area. Depending on where you live, there are certain codes that need to be adhered to, such as hurricane codes in costal states.
  • Lastly, be sure to ask the window company about the actual process of purchasing new windows. What are the best windows? How long will they take to be delivered? What is the installation time frame? What happens if there is breakage or cracks? What is the warranty? Are there any hidden fees? An honest and reputable company will tell you of all the cautions and possible problems before the project begins.

Replacing your old windows with newer, energy efficient ones is a smart financial decision. But, it is a big investment, so make sure you are hiring a company that will perform the best job.

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