What to Know About Window Installation

Windows play a significant role in the health and aesthetics of a home. For many people, windows just come with the house. They don’t know that they have plenty of control over window installation, and in many cases, never upgrade or change their windows to something more suitable. However, window style and design is one area of your home that you have total power over.

While windows give you plenty of control over the design of your home, it also increase the risk of making bad or unsuitable choices. With the multitude of window installation companies around, finding one who understands your needs and has the skills and experience needed to bring your vision to life can be challenging. Here are some expert tips on finding the most suitable firm to install your windows.

How Do You Choose a Window Installation Company?
Like most costly endeavors, choosing a window installation company requires plenty of thought and preparation. Your windows aren’t just there to look nice after all; they also determine the rate of airflow in the house, provide insulation, and play a role in home security. Consequently, you want an installation company that knows what they’re doing, is confident in their skills, and can provide guarantees about the quality of their products.

That’s easier said than done, however. The actual vetting process will take time, dedication, and patience. Window replacement and installation can be quite costly, so you want to ensure that your hard-earned money doesn’t go to waste. So before you contract a company to come and install windows in your home, consider the following factors:

Experience
Before settling on a window installation company, your first consideration should be their experience. How long have they been replacing and installing windows? While this isn’t meant to discriminate against new firms, you shouldn’t be the very first or second project a company handles on its own. You want a company that has been providing services for at least a few years and has some experience installing and replacing windows.

If you choose a relatively new company, make sure to ask for references from their previous employers. This will give you a good idea of the quality of their work even if they haven’t been around for long.

Credentials
Alongside experience, a company’s credentials should be at the top of your considerations. Do they have a license to repair, replace, and install windows in your state? A state license proves that they have completed all the educational requirements for window installation and have all the tools necessary to complete a project. Usually, a licensed company would be happy to show you their credentials. If you run into any pushback or excuses when you ask for their licensing details, do not hire them.

Reputation
A company may be licensed and have tons of experience, but if most of their previous clients don’t have nice things to say about them, you should reconsider hiring them. You can find a window installer’s reputation by browsing reviews and references. Were their previous customers happy with the installer’s work? Did the window installer listen to the homeowner’s considerations and incorporate them into their work? Did the installer deliver on what they promised? Was the project completed within schedule?

It would be a good idea to get a feel of the window installer’s reputation from their former clients before you hire them. This way, you can spot potential red flags long before your funds are on the line.

Training and Expertise
The term ‘window installation’ covers a wide area. For instance, a general doctor can treat most common medical conditions, but a neurosurgeon specializes in one specific field. In that same vein, you will want a window installer with professional training that’s directly related to your project. What if you wanted to install large bow windows in your living room? Your best option would be a window installer trained in installing bow windows and who has plenty of experience on the job.

While a window installer with general on-the-job training would probably do an adequate job, an installer with professional and specific training would be much more suited to the job. You can ask a company what kind of training they have. If they aren’t forthcoming, you should continue your search.

Warranty
Did you know that high-quality windows come with a warranty of 10 years or more? Providing an extended warranty is solid proof that a window installer is confident in the quality and longevity of their product. If certain issues crop up in the future, the installer will come to your home and address them with little to no cost to you. A window installation firm that doesn’t provide warranties for their products probably isn’t confident about their products, and they won’t be responsible for repairing or replacing them.

Hire Republic of Texas Window Co for Your Window Repair and Installation Needs
Are the windows in your home old or faulty? Are you looking to overhaul the look of your home with a whole new set of windows? Whatever the project, Republic of Texas Window Co has you covered. We have been offering residential window replacement and new window installations for over a decade and have installed over 50 million dollars in window sales. Contact us today for a free quote.