The replacement window industry has grown to a $30 billion a year industry. Because of this, there are many less than ethical window installation companies trying to convince you to buy new windows. If you’ve come to the realization that you really need new windows for your home, don’t make these three mistakes.
Don’t Use Cost as the Primary Deciding Factor
All windows (both new and replacement windows) are rated by an independent third party, the National Fenestration Rating Council. The information for each window allows you to truly compare apples to apples. When you’re looking at windows from different manufacturers and window installation companies, their ratings should be the primary factor you consider. From there you can compare warranty, colors and styles that you’re interested in and then look at price.
Watch Out for Fly-By-Night Window Installation Companies
Because the industry has grown so quickly, there are many window installation companies who have been around just a few years. Many have filed bankruptcy under one name only to re-open under another. This is often because they spend so much time on service calls due to poor installation that they can’t sell enough new windows to cover their operating costs. A quality window installation company will have a good rating from the BBB, a history in the community and references they can share.
Choosing the Same Windows You Always Had
Most homes have single hung windows. A lot of the homes built in the 80’s have aluminum windows. Historic homes have wood windows. Double hung vinyl replacement windows are the most popular option. They’re durable, require little maintenance, tilt in for easy cleaning and have many other benefits. Other popular options include sliding windows and casement windows. Depending on your home, window openings and budget, the right replacement window may be something quite different from what you already have.
When you trust Affordable Replacement Windows Systems with your new windows, you’ll have many options for different styles and features. Plus, because we’re one of the few independent window installation companies with a long history in the DFW metro area, you can choose from many brands too. If you’re considering replacement windows for your home, call us today at (817) 264-6509 or fill out our contact form for your free estimate.