Comparing Replacement Window Dealers

January 18, 2010

Selecting a replacement window dealer can be as important as finding the best windows for your home. Here are some tips for finding a replacement window dealer that can help with selecting and installing new windows in accordance with manufacturer's warranty requirements.

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  • Verify that dealers are licensed, bonded and insured: This can help in avoiding unqualified installers or scam artists.
  • Verify that replacement window dealers you're considering are factory authorized to sell and install the windows you want: Some manufacturer warranties become void if the windows are not installed by factory trained/ authorized installers.
  • Ask for references and contact all of them:Talking with a window dealer's customers can shed light on customer satisfaction with products and window installation. Getting referrals from people whose windows you can inspect is a good way to find reputable window dealers. Ask family, neighbors and friends who've recently bought replacement windows to recommend a window replacement dealer.
  • Length of time in business: Established dealers have more experience, can provide multiple references, and have gained a reputation for their work.
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) membership: Ask potential replacement window dealers if they're members, and in good standing with BBB.

Replacement windows aren't an impulse purchase; they cost thousands of dollars and are a major home improvement project. Taking time to find the right replacement window dealer can help ensure your satisfaction with your replacement windows and their installation.


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