Are you considering new windows for your home? New windows can make a world of difference in how much you pay for heating and cooling each month and give your home a fresh, new look. When deciding what type of windows you should purchase, it is important to learn more about the installation process and the design features that are available because informed buyers make purchases that make them happy, not regretful.
Buying new windows is an investment. This is not a home improvement project that is inexpensive. New windows, especially if you are replacing all the windows in your home, can cost thousands of dollars. When spending this much money it is reasonable to expect these windows to work without defect and if they fail within a certain amount of time it is equally as reasonable to expect to have repairs or replacements made at no cost to you. This is why you should only purchase windows that come with craftsmanship warranty for as long as you own your home whether that is five years or 30.
Purchasing windows from a home improvement store may seem like a good idea, but nothing compares to buying windows from a company that sends a design expert to your home to provide you with a free in-home consultation. The benefits of this service for you are innumerable. Having someone access your needs while standing in your living room will ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to choosing a product for your home. Design experts will also bring with them samples of the types of trims available so that you can match them to your home’s current style. Not every window company provides this service, but it would be to your advantage to find one that does.
Homeowners should be extremely vigilant about who is installing their new windows. When gathering bids from companies make sure you learn more about who the company hires to install your windows. Some companies, especially big box retailers, often sub-contract this labor to companies that are not employed by the retailer. In cases like this, if something goes wrong with the install it will be up to you to find the sub-contractor to remedy the situation. Working with window companies that employ their own installers is the best solution. This way if you have questions or concerns you know how to get ahold of the installer without delay.