Choosing a window company to work with can be hard. You need to find someone who can supply and install the windows, and also provide support if there are any future problems. With so many window companies out there, how do you know which one is good for the job?
When comparing competing window companies, keep in mind these factors that will help you make an informed decision and choose a reliable company.
You want to find the best deal for replacement windows. But you also need to think about how well the windows are made and if they will last a long time. Make sure that you look at the quality of the materials, installation, and service too.
You might be able to save money on your initial costs but that can be bad in the long-term. It is not uncommon for people to get cheaper windows and then realize higher costs for energy bills or maintenance later. If you don’t pay off your investment in a short amount of time, it is not worth it! We always receive the following questions when it pertains to the cost aspect:
Will I save money on my energy bills?
The average home’s windows account for up to 30% of its total heat loss through an uninsulated window frame alone. That means if your home has ten large, single-pane glass panels you’re paying a lot of money($100-$200/month) just because those frames don’t keep out cold/hot air!. The cost can be reduced by installing windows with two panes instead or even three. Plus they’ll make your house much more comfortable during the winter months so there will be less work needed from heating throughout the cold season. These windows are more expensive but will save you money in the long run. The average return on investment is 8 years.
What are the maintenance costs?
The cost to maintain your Windows depends on a number of factors, including how often you clean them and what type of materials they’re made out of. For instance, single-pane glass is much cheaper to replace than double-pane or triple pane glass. This is because it costs less for each square foot and there are fewer joints in a window frame which could fail/leak air through them over time. Good quality windows will last a long time. Provided they are installed by a qualified technician, just doing a window cleaning every few months is sufficient to keep them healthy.
You need to find a window installation company that you can trust. You will need to do your research before you choose one.
1) Do a Google search for the company’s website, and ask other people about it.
2) Check them out on the Better Business Bureau.
3) Are they Google Guaranteed?
4) Look at pictures of the work they have done on their website (before and after).
5) Make an appointment with them for more information about what they can do and their experience, warranty, etc.
A sales consultant visit to your home will also allow you the chance to see examples of products and brands they offer.
Don’t forget about word-of-mouth advertising! Ask around for recommendations, as well as sharing positive or negative experiences with friends.
Installation Technicians have training and expertise in that brand’s product line. The manufacturers can also train and certify contractors specifically for window installations. Ask questions about the installation process to understand what is included and how well trained the installers are, then ask about hidden costs.
Ratings And Reviews
With all the online resources available today, it is easy to find ratings and reviews. You should look at two or more review sources – in particular, we recommend Google, Facebook,Yelp, Angi’s and Houzz.
If you see a lot of positive reviews, then you may have found a great window installation company. Look for signs that the reviews are genuine by viewing photos others have shared of their project and reading about their specific experience with the company.
You can often message or respond to someone’s comments if you want to dig deeper into their experience with the company.
You can tell how well a window installation company treats its customers by whether they are helpful and respond quickly or not. When you call or email a company, it tells you how they treat their customers. If the salesperson doesn’t return your call quickly, it might be because they don’t want to take care of you and just want to get a sale.
If the salesperson is pushy, it might be because they want to make a quick sale. It is best if the company provides options for your budget and advice for your project. Every home is different so it’s important that you get what you want.
After the Production Team has completed your windows installation, you need to know what the warranty is. It is important to know about any problems that might happen with the installation after it is done. You want to be treated like a customer even after the windows are custom-made and installed. Look at ratings, reviews, and referrals and about how well they do on solving problems if one happens after they have already finished installing your new windows.
Warranty Provided by the Provider
A lot of people don’t think about a product’s warranty until something goes wrong. A good manufacturer’s warranty might be helpful in the long run, because if something happens, they will fix it for you.
The length and level of coverage varies by manufacturer and type of product. You should consider a window’s warranty coverage on the window unit itself, its installation, or both.
Again it’s your money and you want to spend it wisely. . Always try to compare with other competitors. Take into consideration the amount of money you are paying for the service, product, and warranty. This will give you the best foundation for choosing your windows company.
Skyguard Windows will check off all of these boxes. We have years of experience under our belt and our company has an A+ rating with the BBB. We use professional installers that are certified, which means they know how to do their job well.
Our service is great and we stand by what we sell. We also have a near-5-star Google rating! It is always our goal to deliver on your expectations and our word! You can see this for yourself by setting up a free quote with us at Skyguard Windows.