Without a doubt, your home is the greatest investment that you will make in your life. It’s also the smartest investment.
Indeed, owning a home and improving it over the years to add value. This pays off when the time comes to sell your home. While some improvements add comfort and others add beauty, upgrading to vinyl replacement windows offers both!
The value of vinyl replacement windows
Vinyl replacement window Make your home worth more.
This is because they increase energy efficiency, which reduces heating and cooling costs. In addition, they are pest-resistant and practically maintenance-free.
This makes them desirable to potential home buyers who want to sit back and enjoy life! The investment you make now in updating your windows will pay off in the future.
Still, let me give you some advice on what to look for when shopping for those new energy efficient windows!
Top tips on shopping for vinyl replacement windows
Look out for any confusing information
Shopping for windows, like shopping for large purchases, can be confusing. You have a wide variety of materials to styles and even details. The combinations of options that are offered to you can be very overwhelming for a homeowner. You’re not a window expert!
If you need further explanation, jump in at any time and ask! Real window professionals respect homeowners who want to be sure of their decision. It’s easier to please a homeowner who has clear and realistic expectations.
Therefore the window company looks forward to your questions. If they don’t accept your questions and give you a straight answer, find another company.
Look out for the Slick Window Salesman
Some window companies have their salespeople in a commission structure. A larger dollar amount of windows sold equates to a larger commission check on Friday.
Most companies send a well-trained sales representative to your home to measure your windows. You greet him in your home and the next thing you know is that a sophisticated sales pitch is about to hit you. Don’t get caught up in high pressure sales strategies. If you feel like you are being pressured, you can take a step back and sleep on the decision.
Look for vague guarantees
The top window manufacturers in the business offer solid warranties for their windows. They are clearly written and express three things:
- The warranty period: this is the number of years that your windows are guaranteed.
- Warranty Transferability: This indicates whether your warranty will transfer to a new homeowner if you decide to sell your home. Note: it offers added value when selling
- What parts are covered: This lists the parts of the window that are under warranty. Exclusions are also clearly listed.
If the warranty language seems vague or misleading, ask plenty of questions before purchasing. So you know everything about your warranty before you buy!
Watch out for uninsured installers
Ask the window company if their installers are insured. The installation of windows is fraught with potential hazards. While an accident is unlikely to happen, you don’t want the bag to be left in your hand in the event of an accident.
Installers should be bound and insured. At the very least, make sure they have employee compensation and liability insurance. Make sure the insurance policy is in order by calling the insurance agent listed on the insurance certificate and asking them before letting them start working on your property.
Spending your money on vinyl replacement windows is a smart choice! Watch out for these potential pitfalls and you will have a great buying experience.
Author bio: Dan Hatcher is a home service veteran and owner of Zen Windows Austin. Dan loves to please homeowners when they see their new windows. When he’s not working, Dan loves hanging out with his now grown children.