When shopping around for replacement windows, you will have the option to choose windows that cover a wide variety of materials, styles, designs, and energy efficiency. You should take the time to choose the right windows for your needs. However, prior to making your final decision, it is important to utilize the time with the sales consultant from the windows replacement company to fully understand their process and products. Having all your questions answered and any concerns addressed will help you make your decision confidently and get the project started smoothly.
To help you out, we have put together a list of five key questions you should ask your sales consultant, prior to signing the window replacement agreement.
1. Ask For a Full Explanation of The Window’s Operation
It is important to know that the replacement windows you are buying operate and function in a way that is suitable for your home. The company representative should be able to provide you with detailed information about the replacement windows, covering ventilation or climate control, safety, security, and cleaning. Any energy-efficient features of the replacement windows should also be explained.
2. Inquire About Window Finishes
No matter what type of windows you choose to go with, you should request details about the interior and exterior finishes of windows. It is essential to consider how the new windows will complement the existing aesthetics of your home. Choosing the right finishes will increase your curb appeal as well as add to your interior design.
3. Ask About Any Additional Fees
Hidden fees are a surprise that no one gets excited over. Prior to signing your agreement, clarify that the price on the quote is the all-in price and includes all material, installation, cleanup, and garbage removal. You don’t want to project to be completed only to find out that you are responsible for disposing of your old windows, or cleaning up any mess left behind.
4. Understand the Warranties
Have the consultant review both the warranty on the windows and the installation. For the most part, the windows themselves come with a manufacturer’s warranty, but this warranty does not cover issues with the installation. It is important to know the types of warranties and support you will have after the installation. You should also ask for their warranty policy in writing.
5. Ask What You Can Do in Preparation for Windows Installation
There will be some small steps you can take to help make the installation process successful. Ask the product consultant about how you can plan for the installation in your home. There may be some things you will be able to take care of prior to their arrival, such as moving any breakable items out of the way or even removing window coverings.
Peace of mind is very important when hiring a professional to complete any home renovation project. Do not leave any questions unasked. Get as many details as you need about the replacement windows, materials, costs, and installation so that you can make an informed decision. If the responses given are not clear or you still have doubts, ask for clarity. If this still doesn’t instill confidence, look for a contractor that will live up to your expectations.