We often are asked what the first steps are to getting windows replaced. Even though making a phone call seems like an obvious first step, in today’s electronic world homeowners usually begin their search online to find a reputable window and door dealer and manufacturer long before they call us.
So, today’s homeowner has the advantage of having researched information online and bringing this valuable knowledge with them to the replacement table. Even just 10 years ago the average homeowner discovered and learned of product differences and options directly in the product showroom. But online research and a reputable dealer are not the only steps required to getting windows and doors replaced … visiting a showroom is often the next step. Reputable window & door dealers and manufacturers will proudly display options in a wide range of product offerings and showcase them in a comfortable setting – where their products are installed to easily operate and where a homeowner can discover first-hand the windows, doors and customizable features that are available for their home.
Instead of selecting styles and types of windows right there in the showroom, the next best step should be to schedule an appointment to have an installer or salesperson visit your home. Making all the fun decisions about color, glass type, and wood species or frame materials should come after a consultation with either an installer, or a sales representative. After visiting the showroom a homeowner will have in mind many different options that are available including: hardware type and finish, glass type and efficiency, painted or stained trim.
With the showroom experience in mind, homeowners should meet with an experienced installer or salesperson in their home to discuss which types of windows and doors are best suited to their home. There are so many product options available in today’s market that they can be overwhelming, and having a sales representative or installer offer recommendations based on your home’s architectural style, your everyday living and family needs, or even how long you may be planning on staying in your home will be most valuable – all of which will help ensure what you ultimately decide to install in your home will be the best for you, your family, home resale value and day-to-day living needs.
Having read this post, you’ve already begun the window replacement process … so now we would like to invite you to visit one of our showrooms to get to know us, see the product options, and then schedule an appointment to have a salesperson or installer visit your home.