Choosing the right replacement windows, and the right company to install your new replacement windows can be a daunting task. Getting two or three estimates is always a good idea, but for the most part, the windows all look alike, with each company claiming to have the best replacement windows and the best installation.
Salespeople are trained to present their products in the best light, which means highlighting the areas where their product shines and avoiding the areas where their product is deficient. As a result, sales presentations are typically very shallow, demonstrating the surface aspects of replacement windows, without going deeper into the build quality, and long-term durability of the design. Cut-a-ways of the replacement windows which allow the consumer to see how the windows are put together are seldom seen and step-by-step details of the installation are rarely given.
Unfortunately, most consumers allow the salesperson to control the process, choosing the lowest price, or “going with their gut”, hoping that everything will turn out okay. Replacement windows are a big investment in your home and cheap vinyl windows, while less expensive initially, will cost you far more in the end. The extreme Texas heat will push a vinyl window to its limits, and beyond. The fact is, most vinyl windows sold in Texas are simply not built well enough to perform long-term, and a couple of the vinyl windows commonly sold here leak air like a sieve from day one. Even the biggest hunk of junk will look good initially, but how well will it perform? What will it look like in ten years? Will it allow water to migrate into your home?
Taking the time to do a little more research before purchasing will put you in a better position to choose quality replacement windows that meet your expectations; providing a more comfortable and efficient home for your family, and lasting a lifetime.