Pella windows are a well-known brand of new and replacement windows. They offer windows with frames made of wood, fiberglass, vinyl, and even some with a wood interior and an aluminum-clad exterior frame. Each of these different options also has several different product lines associated with them. For example, if you are looking for vinyl replacement windows from Pella, you can choose from their 250 Series, the 350 Series, and the Encompass window line.
Pella windows are sold at the big box stores, as well as by Pella branch locations, which are independently-owned franchises of the larger Pella Corporation. Since each Pella branch location is independently-owned and operated, the service you receive can vary from store to store. So, if you are looking at Pella replacement windows for your San Diego home, make sure you do your research not only on their replacement window products, but also on the service provided by your local Pella dealer. Your local Pella dealer would be the one you deal with if any problems occur down the road. If you contact the corporate headquarters in Pella, Iowa, they will tell you to contact the local dealer you worked with for the installation.
The Pella Replacement Window Warranty vs. Other Warranties in the Replacement Window Industry
Pella offers a limited lifetime warranty on their vinyl replacement window products that are installed in owner-occupied, single family homes. This sounds great, but when you read more closely, you’ll find that after only two years, only the replacement parts are covered, which means you will have to cover the cost of the repair technician’s time. If you’ve ever hired a repairman of any kind, you know that labor costs are typically more than the cost of the parts needed to fix the problem.
For Pella windows installed in non-owner-occupied homes, like those installed in a rental property, you will only get a 10-year product and service warranty. That may sound like plenty of time, and it will cover any immediate problems that come up, but what about the issues that show up over time—like mechanical systems or locking mechanisms that wear out after years of use, or parts that corrode after being exposed to the elements for years? Well, if any of these things happen 10 or more years after your Pella windows were installed, you may be out of luck. You can certainly get your windows repaired, and the parts should be relatively easy to come by, but you’ll have to pay for them yourself, as well as pay a technician to do the repairs.
You’re better off going with a replacement window company that offers windows with a lifetime warranty on their products and their installation. That way, you are covered, no matter when problems occur—even if it’s 20 or 30 years down the road!
At BM Windows, we only sell replacement windows that come with at least a lifetime warranty that covers any problems you may come across, which is one of the reasons why we have chosen not to sell Pella replacement windows. Some of our windows even come with a double lifetime warranty, which means you can pass the warranty on to the next owner of your home. Window manufacturers like Anlin, our preferred replacement window manufacturer, offer one of the best warranties in the industry. And they truly stand behind that warranty. After all, a warranty is only worth more than the paper it’s printed on if the company is willing to honor it.
In addition, at BM Windows, we offer complete lifetime installation coverage. If anything ever goes wrong with your Anlin replacement windows due to a manufacturing defect, the manufacturer will take care of either repairing or replacing your window. If the problem was with the installation, BM Windows will repair or replace your window at no cost to you! Read our online reviews and you’ll see that we take care of our customers and stand behind our work. It’s one of the reasons we’ve stayed in business for so many years when other independent replacement window companies in San Diego weren’t able to. Customer service is truly our top priority.
Why Are Pella Windows So Popular?
Pella has done a great job of establishing themselves as a household name in the replacement window industry. A lot of people are familiar with them because their products are on the shelves of the big box home improvement stores. We understand that many homeowners want to go with products that they’ve heard of, but make sure you do your research and ask lots of questions before going with a replacement window product just because of the name.
Replacement window companies like Anlin may not be as well-known to the general public, since they are only sold by select authorized replacement window companies like BM Windows. But they are some of the best windows you can buy for your San Diego home—and that doesn’t mean they are the most expensive, either. You might be pleasantly surprised at the affordability of the high-quality, energy-efficient windows we sell.
If you’d like to learn more about the replacement windows we sell in San Diego, we’d love the chance to answer all of your questions and provide you with a quote for new windows for your home. Give us a call or contact us through our web form. We look forward to hearing from you!