Most San Diego homeowners know that they should get more than one quote when they are considering replacing the windows in their home, and many of them do. They contact multiple San Diego replacement window companies, listen to their sales pitches, and get estimates on how much it will cost to replace the windows and doors in their home. Then, they often compare the estimates they receive and go with the least expensive company.
The price of replacement windows is definitely something you should take into account, but there are other factors as well. Here are three questions you should be able to answer about the San Diego replacement window company you choose to hire.
Do They Carry the Types of Windows You Want?
Not all replacement windows are created equal! Just like almost any product on the market, there are high-end windows, as well as windows that are more cheaply made. Before you start contacting replacement window companies, think about what’s most important to you when it comes to your new windows. Do you want them to be extremely energy efficient? Are you looking for superior sound suppression? Or are you looking for the most inexpensive option?
Once you’ve determined your priorities, start doing some research into the various replacement window brands available to San Diego homeowners. Just a heads up: All replacement window companies will claim that their windows are “energy efficient.” This may just mean that they are more energy efficient than older, single pane windows. Learn how to compare the energy efficiency of replacement windows and you’ll see that some brands are definitely better than others when it comes to energy efficiency.
Don’t just look at the most well-known brands of replacement windows. Some of the lesser known brands are far superior to those you may be most familiar with.
Once you have a list of the brands of windows you would consider installing in your home, you can look into which replacement window companies sell the brands of windows you’re interested in and start contacting them.
Who Will Be Installing Your Replacement Windows?
This is a very important question, and not one that many people think to ask. Most assume that the people who will be installing their replacement windows are trained professionals, but this isn’t always the case. Some San Diego replacement window companies rely on subcontractors or general laborers to complete this very important job.
We recommend that you only hire a replacement window company with their own team of installers who have been trained specifically in window installation and know about the products they are installing. The quality of your installation is just as important as the quality of the product you purchase. In other words, you could buy the most high-end, expensive windows on the market, but if they are poorly installed, you won’t see any of the promised benefits.
Do They Offer a Warranty on the Installation?
Almost every replacement window company will tell you that their windows come with a warranty, but it’s important that you dig a little deeper into that statement. What most window salespeople mean when they say this is that the manufacturer of the window provides you with a warranty that protects you against manufacturing defects. That’s great, but what about if a problem comes up down the road that’s related to a mistake that was made when the windows were installed? The manufacturer won’t cover that, and you’ll be on your own to foot the bill for any repairs, or possibly to replace the entire window.
Before you commit to purchasing windows from a San Diego replacement window dealer, ask them if they provide a warranty on their installation. If they don’t, find one that does. A replacement window company that is willing to offer an installation warranty is one that is confident in the abilities of their installation team, and also one that is willing to take care of their customers even after they’ve finished the job and gotten their money.
Choosing the right San Diego replacement window company is an important decision. Replacing your windows can be a sizable investment in your home, so it’s good to get it right! If you’re interested in learning more about BM Windows and the products and customer service we offer, give us a call or contact us through our website.