When the time comes to replace the windows in your house, the decision on who to choose is not always an easy. Not only can it be a substantial investment, there are a few important factors you should be on the lookout for.
Why can’t i just do it myself?
While a DIY window replacement may sound pretty easy, if you aren’t a professional, odds are you will miss some major aspects that will lead to issues in the future. A trained window installer will save you time, energy, and money. They know how to maximize the energy efficiency and take care of any air leakage.
Here are a few things to consider when finding your next window replacement company:
1. Do your research beforehand
A proper installation of a window is just as important as the quality of the actual window. It absolutely pays to do some research on windows and installation. However, you could choose the best window in the world, if it’s installed incorrectly, it wont provide any benefits.
Now is the time to do some homework and research different window brands and also the installation process. This way, you know when the company arrives if they are performing a good job or not for your home.
Windows can be a large investment, and having a good warranty on them will give you piece of mind years down the road. However, not all warranties are created equal. Make sure you read the fine print regarding the coverage and pro-rated status. This article by US Mattress explains the difference between prorated and non-prorated warranties.
3. Ratings and reviews
It’s hard to judge a book by its cover. The same can be said for many window companies and installation crews when making your decision. Take the time to explore the company you’re dealing with – google and yelp are a great place to start.
4. Trim work
Check to see that the company you are planning to choose handles the exterior trim and finishes as part of the installation. Exterior trim is one of the most important things in capping your new windows, and also adds the curb appeal. In New Jersey, we sometimes see window companies who simply replace the window, and don’t finish the job.
5. How long is installation?
Lastly, the window installer that you choose should be able to handle fairly large projects in a short amount of time. On average, an installer should be able to install and finish trim on up to at-least 15 windows per day. Be weary if the company requires multiple days (or even a week!) for anything less then that.
At Nestify Home, our installers are certified and are truly masters of their craft. You can visit us on our website or fill out the form below for more information on getting a free estimate on your home.