Installing a new set of windows is a big financial decision that takes a huge amount of thought and planning. What style should I get? How much will it cost? Is it even worth it? For most people, it’s not a decision that can be made over night.
Tip #1: Understand the What You’re Purchasing and Why
New house windows do add quite a few benefits to a house. Depending on the location and style they could let in a new dimension of natural light, adding a bit of coziness to the house. With skyrocketing utility bills these days, a set of energy efficient replacement windows can help save you money.
Tip #2: Check Reviews from Past Clients
On top of making the decisions to even get the windows you need to do your due diligence and find a reputable window company. There are many people out there that will take the lowest bidder, or they just happen to “know a guy” and they will end up with shoddy work.
Look around at different companies in your area and do your homework. Almost all companies have websites that will tell you their mission statements and try to be upfront with you. If it’s a reputable company, they are going to have somewhere on their site a list of accolades.
Tip #3: Ask About Industry Recognition
A Better Business Bureau rating and awards won. Partnerships like Diamond or Preferred Contractor labels are a good indicator as well. Material manufactures do not want their names dragged through the mud with bad contractor work. These may seem like they are bragging, but they have more than likely earned that right.
Tip #4: Find Out What to Expect in Terms of Service & Turnaround Time
Another thing to look at is service time a window installation company will say they have the best installers in the area but only have five years of experience as a company. So, in my opinion the more years the better. You know that a company would not have survived 50 or more years in an industry like this. This is a huge financial commitment and great customer service will go a long way.
Tip #5: Don’t Make Assumptions, Ask About Special Offers
If the company advertises free at home consultations and quotes take advantage of them, all of them. Schedule as many as you can with different companies in your area. You will get a feel for their customer service and how they treat people, and you can compare prices from the different installers and make sure that you are getting the best deal for the best work.
The Bottom Line
So, take your time and make sure that you make the best decision for you. Just because your neighbors got a great deal and are satisfied with one company doesn’t mean that you would be. C. Michael Exteriors is a well-established local window replacement contractor that offers free consultation, quick replacement window installation, and attentive service from start to finish.
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