With the cooler season approaching, it is important to have properly insulated doors and windows. Now is a great time to take advantage of our highly energy efficient windows and doors. But you should consider the entire process before making a decision. Quality window and door products are important, but remember to consider the installation as well. Professional installation is the cornerstone of any home improvement project. When replacing old windows or doors, many people focus primarily on the product itself. Sometimes we forget to ask questions about the installation. There are couple reasons for that.
First, if you’re getting two or three estimates for your project, you might notice that it’s common for the presentations to focus mainly on the product, and often avoid discussing the installation itself. Unfortunately, many sales representatives are great at presenting products but they lack real knowledge and experience regarding the actual installation. In other words, they may be great salesman but poor installers. Many replacement window and door sales representatives have only a basic understanding of the installation process that they obtained from a two or three hour training session in the office. They won’t be able to answer your questions and explain the process in detail.
Secondly, many salesmen simply don’t want you to be educated about the installation. As some companies sell the product but then outsource the window and door installation to others, they may not even know who will be doing the installation. That makes it hard to know what kind of installation practices the installers will have. Will they treat your home in a clean a respectful manner? Are the installers responsible for making sure the job is done well? After all, it’s not really their job and you’re not really their customer.
At B.M. Windows we make sure know as much as possible about everything we will do in your home. We take the time to educate you regarding the options of installation, the materials involved, and the timing of the whole project. You will get a lot more from our presentation than just a price.
I was not always an owner of a window company. I had started in the window business as a helper, grew to become the crew leader, measurement specialist, production manager, project designer, and finally I opened my own business. That gives me a great opportunity to bring you all the information you need before you even start you project. If you have a question, I can answer it. Please do not hesitate to call me, I will be happy to answer your questions.