Installing new windows is one of the best investments you can make in your home. They typically offer better energy efficiency, reduce heating and cooling costs, and are more aesthetically appealing – especially in older homes. So when you decide to install new windows, you want to ensure it’s done right.
But after completing a quick search on Google, you’re provided with an overwhelming number of window installers. To help you decide which window installer to choose, we’ve put together the following checklist.
Step #1: Keep the Installation Company the Same as the Purchase Company
Using the same contractor for purchase and installation makes the new window process easier from the get-go. If a window problem happens after the install, you won’t have to worry about which company to contact. This helps make your window purchase a worry-free experience.
Step #2: Shop Around
Like any other major purchases in life, you should get a minimum of three quotes before hiring a window installer. Your estimates should include specifics including window brand and model, number of windows, size and type, any add-on features, plus outline the labour versus material costs breakdown.
But don’t compare your potential window installers solely on price – remember that warranty, customer service, years in business, and brand reputation should also play a large part in your decision-making process.
Step #3: Check Certifications and Experience
You want the best when it comes to your window installer, so check your potential window installer’s certifications and amount of experience. Consider window installers who have at least five years of experience under their belts.
Certifications should be prominently displayed on their company’s website or other marketing materials, but if they’re not, don’t be afraid to ask. Any reputable company should be able to easily disclose certification standards that they meet.
Step #4: Read Reviews
With the internet, it’s so easy to get an overview of others’ experience with a window installer you’re considering. Check out potential companies’ reviews on Google My Business, the Better Business Bureau, and Yelp. Asking family and friends in the area about who they have used in the past is also a great idea.
If a potential company lacks any reviews, they likely haven’t been in business for very long. The more positive reviews a company has, the more likely you’ll be satisfied with its work.
Why Choose Dayside Windows and Doors
Our professional installers do everything possible to make your window experience a great one. From getting proper measurements to providing education on the best window options to completing a successful install, we take the intimidation out of a new window purchase.
We offer a solid warranty program and hold certification standards with Energy Star, National Fenestration Rating Council, and Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada. In business for 60 years, we know what we’re doing when it comes to installing windows.
For more information about our window installation process, contact us today.