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Don’t Throw Money Out the Window!

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If you have old windows, you may be throwing money out the window. Old windows are a major cause of energy loss in many homes. The same goes for poorly made replacement windows. Not only can your old windows cost you in increased heating and cooling costs, but they also impact the comfort level of your home. Sometimes old windows look bad too. So, if it’s time for you to get new windows, here are three things you should ask your replacement window company before you sign a contract.

1.      Why Are You Recommending These Windows?

When a replacement window company offers only their brand window, it’s often because that’s the only one they sell. It may or may not be the best window for your situation or budget, but it’s all they have to offer. Your replacement window company should be able to explain that the windows are well-suited for your climate, they meet ENERGY STAR standards, and fit your requirements.

2.      What Is Your Installation Warranty?

The windows may be top-notch but if you don’t have the right company installing them, they won’t be able to function as they should. Make sure the replacement window company you’re working with offers an installation warranty and can honor any manufacturer warranties.

3.      What Will Installation Day Look Like?

You want an experienced company doing the installation. Not only because your windows will function better when properly installed but it can be a hectic day. Most homeowners only replace their windows once and that means this is a new process. Your replacement window company should be able to explain their process and the expected timeline of your individual project.

It should go without saying that asking for proof of liability and workman’s compensation insurance is a pre-requisite to letting any contractor work in and on your home. You should also check references or read reviews on unbiased sites like the BBB, Google, and Facebook. Once you receive answers you’re satisfied with satisfied with the answers from the window replacement company you’ve chosen, you can confidently sign a contract for your new windows. If you don’t have a window company you know and trust, call Affordable Replacement Window Systems. We’re an Arlington based company who offers many window lines and have decades of experience in window installation and will warranty our work. Call (817) 264-6509 or fill out our contact form.

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Glass or Window Replacement?

If you have a broken window you may be wondering if you can just replace the glass or if a window replacement is necessary. There are situations where both are the right answer. Here are a few things you need to consider before you and your window company decide the best option for your home.… Continue Reading