5 Questions to Ask a Window Replacement Company about New Windows
BY FABRICIO DE ARAUJO
With the air conditioning on full blast this summer, you may be wondering what kind of home improvement project can you do that will not only look great but also save energy. Window replacement is something you can do that will help increase your home’s energy efficiency while adding curb appeal.
That said, if you decide to get new windows soon, here are 5 questions you should ask the window replacement company.
1. What are the color options available?
Beige is a common color for new windows, but today’s options actually go far beyond that. With a variety of light and dark shades for the exterior window frame, along with a wide range of wood grain and solid colors to match the interior design, homeowners have a lot to choose from.
You’re not limited to just neutral colors, so remember to ask the installer about the colors they have available, as not all shops will offer the same ones.
2. What type of material is the window made of?
When talking about replacement windows, one of the most popular materials is vinyl. It’s no surprise – vinyl looks good and comes at a cheaper price. But have you tried looking for other options? The material of your new windows will affect the maintenance, strength, efficiency, and strength of your choice.
3. How experienced are the window installers?
An excellent window is only as good as the installer behind it. Sloppy installation may result in loss of cooled or heated air, water infiltration, exposure to pests and outside elements, as well as cracked joints.
Your window installer should be prepared to deal with different situations that may happen, including unforeseen structural damage, variations in wall thickness and materials, and different building construction types.
4. Will I need a window replacement soon after installing a new one?
A window replacement is a major investment, so it’s important to look down the road. Where do you see your windows in several years? You need your new windows to be as maintenance-free, high-quality, and energy-efficient as possible. These are the important things you should consider when researching replacement windows.
5. Do you offer a warranty for the new windows?
There are companies that will make promises when you replace your windows, so choose one that’s reliable. When selecting new windows, be sure that the window replacement company you hire has a warranty that comes with their product. You also need to clearly understand the terms of that warranty.
Ask about their customer service team and how you can reach them in case your windows need to be adjusted, or if you have forgotten how to operate a certain piece of hardware.
When it comes to getting window replacement for your home, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Knowing the necessary details about new windows will make you an informed customer who knows what they’re getting and for how much. By asking the right questions of a trusted window replacement company, you can save time, money, and probably a lot of gray hairs.