What to Consider When Looking for a Window Installer

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Do a quick search for local window installation companies and it’s bound to yield plenty of results. How do you know which company to select from the list? Choosing the right window replacement company is as equally important as choosing the right windows. Even the highest quality windows won’t perform as they are intended if they aren’t installed properly.

Here are some tips on what to consider when looking for a quality window installer:

Experience

Installing replacement windows isn’t an easy process, especially because windows come in a variety of styles and sizes. When reviewing window installers, make sure to thoroughly research the company’s experience with window replacement. Consider how long they’ve been in business, and what type of experience their installers have on average. The more experienced the company, the better your window replacement will be.

Specialty

While general contractors can be great for everyday projects, when it comes to installing replacement windows, it’s best to choose a company who specializes in window installation. While researching companies, narrow your search to include companies that specialize in window installation as their main focus, to avoid hiring someone who lacks the proper skills, knowledge, and expertise.

Cost

While it’s easy to get caught up on cost, be wary of any bargains that sound too good to be true. While it may be tempting to go with the lowest priced bid, try to look beyond the sticker price and consider other important factors, such as which companies have the highest quality products, or have the proper experience, knowledge, professionalism and expertise to give you the best results possible. When it comes to installing replacement windows, the cheapest option isn’t always the best option. Window replacement is a big investment, so it’s crucial that you choose a company you can trust and feel confident with your decision.

Certifications

It’s important to verify any accreditations and certifications of the replacement window company you are researching. For example, when shopping for new windows, don’t just accept a verbal promise that their windows are certified. Be sure to ask for documentation of the certification prior to making any purchases.

Warranty

It’s important to choose a company that offers a solid transferable warranty. This will ensure that you’re adding another layer of protection to you and your investment. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t consider a product’s warranty until something goes wrong. Therefore, when choosing a window installer, it’s important to find out about the warranty and what it covers. For example, does the warranty include coverage on the window unit, or the installation, or both? When it comes to needing service for your windows, find out who is responsible and what the process is for scheduling service, should any issues arise.

References

Researching customer testimonials, feedback, and reviews are a must before making your final decision on which window installation company to hire. Customer reviews and testimonials can be extremely helpful in deciphering which company to hire or avoid. Companies that are highly rated and recommended are much more likely to provide higher quality work and better customer service.

Word of mouth is also another way to get referrals, so you might consider asking your friends, family and neighbors for referrals, but make sure to thoroughly check out any suggested company yourself prior to actually hiring anyone, as your experience or needs may differ.

When it comes to window replacement, experience matters. Here at Armorvue Home Exteriors we have over 75 years of trusted experience, so you can feel confident in knowing your window replacement project will be a success. Contact us today for a virtual appointment to discuss your replacement window needs and to learn about our quality line of products.