For many San Diego homeowners looking to purchase replacement windows for their homes, the installation of said windows is typically a secondary concern. They are looking first and foremost for the best windows for the price. They are fixated on things like energy efficiency, design, sound suppression, and other specialty features. While these things are important and should definitely be considered when purchasing new windows, the installation of the windows should also be a major factor.
Why Is Window Installation So Important for San Diego Homeowners?
Proper window installation is a key factor in getting the best performance out of your new windows and doors. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: You can purchase the most expensive, high-performing windows and doors on the market, but if they are poorly installed, you won’t see the energy savings you are hoping for.
Another reason that proper window installation is so important is because your manufacturer’s warranty will be voided if it is discovered that your windows were not installed according to the manufacturer’s standards. Here is a scenario that could happen: Five years after having your windows installed, you start to have problems with several of them. Since you have a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer, you call them, and they agree to send someone out to take a look at the issues. The manufacturer’s representative concludes that the problems you are experiencing are due to improper installation of the windows and gives you the unfortunate news that your lifetime warranty is null and void. They may still agree to repair or replace your windows, but you are on the hook for the cost of any parts and labor it will take to rectify the problem. In other words, even though you did the right thing by purchasing windows with a lifetime warranty, you could still find yourself with no coverage, simply because the installers didn’t do their job properly.
Who, Exactly, Will Be Installing Your Windows?
It’s important to know who will be installing the replacement windows you purchase.
When you purchase windows and doors from the “big box” stores in San Diego, you likely won’t know who will be installing your new windows until right before the installation date. This is because stores like Home Depot and Lowes don’t have employees on their payrolls who do this type of work. Instead, they outsource installation services to subcontractors. Now, you may get an amazing team of subcontractors to install your windows—one that has installed thousands of windows over the course of their careers—but you also may not. The team that comes to your home for the installation may not even specialize in window and door installation and could just be a general construction crew that completes a myriad of types of jobs for the big box stores.
The same is often true for other window dealers in San Diego. They simply sell replacement windows to homeowners and then outsource the installation to subcontractors.
We do things differently at BM Windows. We have our own team of highly trained window installation specialists. They are familiar with the products we sell and the best installation methods for them. They use only the best installation materials, such as high-quality caulking that will last for many, many years.
Our crews work efficiently and with precision. They won’t ask you for the final payment until you are completely satisfied with their work. They take great care while in your home, protecting your floors and furnishings from damage, and they clean up after themselves.
Our crews understand that they are an important part of our company and that they represent the BM Windows name. They know that we expect their work to live up to our high standards.
Before you purchase replacement windows and doors from any San Diego company, make sure you know who will be installing them. Are they the company’s own team, or are they subcontractors? What type of training in window installation have they received? Who supervises the installation crew? Is their work guaranteed? These are all questions you should ask before signing a contract. Don’t accept vague answers either—the answers to these questions are too important!
Why You Need an Installation Warranty
Even if you work with a company with highly trained installation crews, the occasional mistake can happen. That’s why it’s important to go with a company that provides you with an installation warranty. This covers you if you have a problem with a window or door down the road that is determined to be the result of faulty installation.
At BM Windows, we provide every customer with our own installation warranty. It covers all the parts and labor needed to fix the issue, for as long as you own your home. Our lifetime installation warranty, combined with the lifetime warranties that come from the manufacturers of the replacement windows we sell, means your windows are fully covered! Very few other San Diego replacement window dealers can say the same!
Contact BM Windows for a Quote on Replacement Window Installation in San Diego
If you would like a quote from BM Windows on replacement windows and doors for your San Diego home, contact our office. We will set up an in-home consultation, during which you can have all your questions answered. We will take measurements and provide you with a quote that includes top-quality replacement windows and doors, expert installation, and our industry-leading warranty. We hope to hear from you soon!