Buying replacement windows for your home might not be the most enjoyable task on your to-do list, but the end result will be more than worth it. From better aesthetics to enhanced energy efficiency, replacement windows offer loads of benefits. But since a lot is riding on your getting the right products for your home, you need to find the right retailer. Consider the following tips before starting your next Newmarket, ON window replacement project.
If you’re new to window buying and have a lot of questions to ask, would you rather speak to staff at a store that sells things from hundreds of product categories or speak to staff at a store that sells things from perhaps one or a small handful or product categories? The answer is pretty obvious. Employees at retailers that specialize in replacement windows will have more extensive product knowledge than would their counterparts at generalist stores. This will come in useful if you have questions or need recommendations.
It’s true that experience and expertise are not necessarily the same thing. In other words, the number of years a window replacement company has been in business won’t necessarily be an accurate gauge as to its level of expertise. Even so, chances are that you’ll be happier if you go with a company with many years of experience selling and installing replacement windows than you will if you go with a company with months or a few years of experience doing the same thing. The following point will show one reason why the number of years in business matters.
If a window replacement company has been in business for a long time, it’s likely that someone you know has patronized the company at some point. Ask family, friends, co-workers, fellow church members, and others you know about any experience they’ve had with replacement window companies in or around the area. You’ll get valuable feedback that you can factor into your decision as to which company you ultimately do business with. After you speak with people you know and get their comments, check out online reviews. Online reviews are not as reliable as are word-of-mouth testimonials from people you know and trust. But it doesn’t hurt to check out online reviews both from the companies’ websites and from third-party websites.
There are lots of home renovation projects that you might be comfortable doing yourself, but taking out old windows and replacing them with new windows is a job best left to the professionals. Be sure to ask any window replacement companies you’re interested in whether they install the products they sell. You’ll find that most of them do, but ask to be certain. You want installers who are professional, efficient, and dependable from start to finish.
Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. is your one-stop shop for window replacement in Newmarket, ON. We firmly believe that selecting, ordering and installing windows should not be an obstacle, but rather an opportunity for change. Contact us at our Etobicoke location. You can visit our showroom at 486 Evans Ave Unit 11 Etobicoke, ON M8W 2T7 or give us a call at (416) 255-9133.