Proper window installation is a process that benefits from skill and experience; this is one of the biggest reasons do-it-yourself window installations fail. Skilled window installers are like master craftsmen – years of experience in the field allows professionals to tailor the installation process to your specific needs and situation.
Proper communication and attention to detail
One of the things that really makes a difference in the installation process is the initial home consultation. No two customers’ needs are exactly alike, just as no two homes are ever exactly alike. That’s why it’s important that you have the opportunity to communicate your specific window needs, and have your installer properly inspect your current window situation. Doing so will allow your installer to identify any specific installation challenges unique to your situation and advise you on how to make the most of your new windows.
Ease of replacement
Ideally, your installer of choice should manufacture all their own windows themselves. This will mean that you’ll never have to worry about proper replacement parts, even on window models or designs that they’ve discontinued. At Renewal By Andersen, for example, as part of their commitment to properly servicing customers’ needs, replacement parts for all windows are kept in stock; some of the parts have even been in storage for over fifty years.
When manufacturers build their own windows themselves, they are able to take the extra step to customize all the windows to customers’ needs. There’s no such thing as an off-the-shelf window; rather, every window installed is tailored to your specific needs. The window installed in your living room is made specifically for that, just as the window installed your bedroom will be. By taking the time to pick a manufacturer who can tailor your new windows to your home, you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the best product your money can buy.
Superior warranty coverage
Manufacturers that are confident in the quality and excellence of their products can also offer you warranty coverage you’re not likely to find elsewhere. RBA, for one, offers up to 20 years’ coverage on glass, components, and installation; you can also take advantage of their Owner-2-Owner warranty, passing on coverage to your home’s next owner should you choose to sell your home.