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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Window Installer

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Thinking about upgrading your windows to improve the insulation and appearance of your home? Great! Have a little fun exploring designs and educate yourself on window terminology. Before you call for quotes, though, prepare your questions so you can make the best choice between service providers. 

Here are the questions we recommend homeowners ask before purchasing windows for their homes: 

  1. Do you charge for estimates? Don’t assume the provider will come out to your home to give you a free estimate. Ask. If there is a minimum for a house call, ask if they can do a video estimate instead. 
  2. What is the full cost of installation? Look for providers that can share a “plain English” contract with clear pricing.
  3. What can you tell me about the quality of the product? The provider should be able to explain the difference between your current windows and its products. They should also share info about industry quality standards or third-party endorsements their product has achieved.
  4. How does the warranty work? There is a great deal of variability in warranties for this type of product. Understand the details by asking: Does the warranty expire after a certain amount of time? Does the warranty cover parts and labor, or just parts? Is it transferable? 
  5. What are my color options? Now the fun part: design! Ask the provider what color options are available for the inside and the outside of the window (interior options may be different than exterior choices.) 
  6. How do I maintain the windows? Don’t forget to ask how to care for your windows. Some products require periodic refinishing and sealing, for example. 
  7. What’s not included in the price? To avoid misunderstandings and uncover assumptions, ask specifically what is not included in the price.

Before choosing who to work with, it’s a good idea to research the providers themselves.

When you get quotes from several providers and ask these questions of each one, we’re confident you’ll find that one is an obvious choice for you. 

Window Installation at Window World of Joliet

At Window World of Joliet, we’re happy to answer any of your questions about our products or installation process. Request your free estimate from Window World of Joliet today!