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The process of replacing your home’s windows can be as long or as short a process as you want it to be, depending on whether you replace all the windows at once or spread out this replacement over time. The length and depth of this process depend largely on how you handle it, but there are ways to be successful no matter which sort of customer you tend to be. It helps to know what to look for when buying windows. As a reputable nationwide provider of quality replacement windows, we see all sorts of timelines and requirements from customers. Here are our top 5 window buying mistakes.
The first step many customers take when buying new replacement windows is to do a little online research. They’ll look at their homepage and product line. But one critical component is examining both online reviews by other customers as well as a company’s accreditations and recognition by their peers. If reviews are scarce or hard to find and if a company does not have easily accessible information on their industry recognition, you may want to keep your options open.
Some customers are concentrated on one thing and one thing only for their replacement windows: the price. If you go for the cheapest product on the market, you’ll get what you paid for. Likely, you’d need to replace that cheaper window much sooner than you would if you invested a little more in a higher quality product. The savings on that product diminish when you realize how much sooner you’d need to buy another replacement window. Something important to note: there is a difference between cheap and affordable products. Affordable windows, like those sold here at Window World, are made with quality materials that don’t break the bank. Cheap products are made with less quality in mind, leading to a lower price tag — and lowered product lifetime.
Do you always look at the product details before buying? Whether it’s for a new pair of shoes, a lawn ornament or your new replacement windows, always check out the details before you buy. This could reveal defects that aren’t otherwise visible.
Pay attention in particular to what windows are made of — vinyl or wood? The durability of your future windows can be discovered by learning what makes up the window itself. Wood windows are liable to warp over time and are much less durable than vinyl windows. It’s worth taking the extra time to learn all you can about the window’s design as well. Crucial security features and overall functionality of the window may be revealed in product details, which you might not be able to see in pictures alone. These could add safety and ease of use to your home, so it’s definitely worth checking into before you buy.
Should the unexpected occur, warranties can protect you from paying out of pocket for repairs or further replacements. Does the website specify a strong warranty in place for replacements? How long does the warranty last? Window World offers a lifetime warranty for all our products for additional peace of mind after you buy.
Sure, your cousin may know how to do household repairs, but it’s best to leave window replacement to the experts. For windows that are installed properly, there’s really only one option: professional installation as part of the window replacement purchase. This way, the window will be installed right and the aftermath cleaned up, leaving your home good as new.
The process of replacing your home’s windows can be as simple or as convoluted as you make it. Avoid these window buying mistakes, and you’ll be setting yourself up for success! For an easy install process of high-quality replacement windows, contact your local window experts at Window World of Dallas. We’ll give you a free quote to get started on increasing your home’s durability, energy efficiency and curb appeal today!