Of all the elements in your home, the windows top the list of importance. Windows allow natural sunlight to filter through, fresh air to blow in, and can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the space. They have a massive impact on the energy efficiency of your home, too. Needless to say, windows are pretty important. When you need your windows replaced, how do you know which window replacement company to call? Let us help!

How to Choose a Window Replacement Company

Are you replacing the old windows in your home? Are you remodeling and adding an extension to your house? Or, are you building a new construction home? Whatever the case may be, you’re going to want to make sure that you choose the perfect windows. There are numerous factors that you need to consider when shopping for new windows, including the size, the style, material, the manufacturer, the price, etc. However, there’s another element that’s just as important. What about the company that will install and supply your new windows.

The company that installs your new windows is just as important as the company that builds them. As such, you want to make sure that you’re working with a window replacement company that you can count on to assist you with selecting the perfect windows. Not to mention, you want a company that will continue to assist you even after the windows have been bought and installed.

How to choose a reliable window replacement company

Start by doing your due diligence and getting the names of a few different companies. This can be through recommendations from the people you know or via an online search. Once you have the names of a few window replacement companies that have piqued your interests, reach out to each one and request a consultation. A reputable company will offer free, in-person consultations, which is a great opportunity for you to find out what type of windows the company offers. A consultation can also give you a feeling of what working with each replacement window company will be like.

During the consultation process, there are a few key factors that you’re going to want to consider. These factors will help you pick a window replacement company that you can count on to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Styles

Windows are available in a large assortment of styles. Options include:

  • Single-hung
  • Double-hung
  • Arched
  • Awning
  • Bay
  • Bow
  • Casement
  • Egress
  • Garden
  • Glass block
  • Hopper

And so many more! Chances are you’ll have a pretty good idea of what style of windows you want to install before you even start the shopping process. With that said, don’t just assume that every window replacement company will carry the specific type of windows you’re interested in. Make sure you ask each supplier and installer if they carry the windows that you’re looking for.

Materials

In addition to the style, you’re also going to want to consider the materials the windows are made out of. Be certain that the company you choose offers that type of material. Vinyl, wood, and fiberglass are the three most common types of materials that are used for windows. A reputable company will carry all three options and will be able to explain the differences, as well as the pros and cons of each one.

Glass

The bulk of your replacement windows will be made of glass, so you want to be certain that you can get the glass that you want. It might seem simple, however, there are so many different types of glass used in replacement windows. Architectural, glazed, insulated, safety, tempered, laminated, and frosted are just some of the different options. A reliable window replacement company will carry a variety of different glasses, and be able to explain the differences between each type of material, as well as the pros and cons.

Warranty

Make sure that the window replacement company offers a warranty. They should offer a warranty on the windows themselves, as well as the installation. In the event that something goes wrong after the windows have been installed, with a warranty, the company will address the problem free of charge. This can help give you a whole lot of peace of mind.

Additional Reading: Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Broken Windows?

Discount Window and Door of Omaha

At Discount Window and Door of Omaha, we are committed to providing the best quality doors and replacement windows. We employ the most skilled installers to ensure the highest standard of quality service. Our installers are highly trained, certified industry professionals with years of experience, including some second and third-generation employees.

Contact us for a FREE Estimate!
(402) 875-2898