When looking at replacement windows for your home, you should think about a lot more than how they look. Aesthetics are extremely important, but what your windows are made of, how they are installed, and what kind of support you’ll have after you’ve updated them should all be considered. Windows that are energy-efficient can greatly reduce the cost of your electricity bill, and if you end up with a lesser-quality window you’ll be effectively flushing money down the drain. When your researching, it could be tempting to focus on the initial price of replacement windows, but keeping the long-term costs of your monthly bills and upkeep of the windows themselves should certainly be considered. So, what types of questions should you ask when looking for new windows? Read on to find out.
How are the windows made, and what are they made from?
Many of the windows you’ll see being added to homes these days are made from vinyl. However, the material your windows are made from will contribute to a lot of factors – like how energy efficient they are, how strong and long lasting they are, how much upkeep they’ll need, and how they look. Windows installed by Mr. Rogers are exclusively from Renewal by Andersen, which uses a composite material for window frames called Fibrex®. This composite material is stronger, longer lasting, and better looking than standard vinyl, aluminum, or wooden window frames, and is exclusive to Renewal by Andersen. A Fibrex frame® requires less maintenance than frames made from other materials, and your power bills will be lower than they would be with other frames as well. Not to mention, they’ll look incredible in your home.
Is window installation included?
Getting new windows is great, but don’t overlook installation – it’s a critical step in the process! It can be easy to get caught up in the design and appearance of a window and overlook the actual installation. If an unexperienced installer does a poor job, (or even worse, a poor job in a rush), it can lead to all sorts of problems like cracks in joints, wind leaks, water infiltration, and even pests getting into your home. It could even cause structural damage to the walls that surround your new windows.
At Mr. Rogers, all of our Certified Master Installers are experienced professionals. They are highly trained, extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We never outsource our labor, and our installers are paid by the hour rather than by the job. This means they’ll never be in a rush to get to the next job, and will have the time they need to ensure a job well done, the first time around.
What happens if you run into a problem with your windows in the future?
Before deciding to work with a window replacement company, practice some due diligence and look at user reviews online to see what the typical experience is like. You’ll also want to make sure they have an extensive warranty, and more importantly that you understand it. It can be easy to run into “gotchas” if you gloss over the small details, so spend some time reviewing it in detail. You should also ask about the type of aftercare and support you’ll receive once the installation is complete. Do they have a customer service team? Are there additional charges if they need to make repairs due to normal wear and tear? How long does the warranty last?
Mr. Rogers provides an unparalleled warranty on all the windows and doors we install. It’s also really easy to understand. When you buy a replacement window or door from Mr. Rogers, we’ll ensure that it works just as well as it did on the day of installation for as long as you live in your home. As long as there isn’t any deliberate misuse or abuse of our products, we’ll fix it if you ever run into any problems, for free – for life! It’s as simple as that. We have a full-time customer support division, and we take our relationships with our clients very seriously. When you buy from us, we want you know that you’re working with a company that fully backs their service and products – not just up until the day you buy it, but for years and years into the future.
If you’re thinking about replacing your windows or doors, we’d love to get more information about your project. Just drop us a line or give us a call and we’ll be happy to set up a free in-home consultation.