It is important to explore every aspect of manufacturing and installation when considering having your windows replaced. Having a level of remote knowledge will allow you to make a more educated choice in which Window companies Winnipeg can give you the best service.
There are several important factors that you should be aware of when making your best choice of windows Winnipeg has to offer. There are three major points to focus on when choosing a window company. The first thing to take into consideration is that you should have a quality product available for use. Next, you will want to ensure that there will be a proper installation procedure. Finally, you should always ascertain that the window warranty aligns with the quality of the product you choose as well as the installation procedures.
Finding Quality Products to Purchase
Before you prepare to shell out your hard earned money to a company to install your windows, you will want to make sure that you are purchasing the product that will perform properly and has all of the required certifications to meet standards that are set specifically to protect the consumer from purchasing an inferior product. Winnipeg window companies have a set standard that must be followed for a window to receive an energy star rating or a certification. Just because the window looks the same, it does not mean it will perform as well as the window that carries the proper ratings. You should never take a salesman’s word on how well a window performs. If the window does not have the rating or certification sticker, then it will not perform to the level that you should desire.
Also, one should not allow the price alone to drive their purchase. Even though two products appear the same or very similar, a lower priced product typically reflects an inferior product that will disappoint you with its performance. In Canada, there are three distinct zones that windows are energy star rated for. Each of these zones has windows that align with their specific zone. For instance, the majority of Winnipeg and Manitoba falls into the area of zone 2, and Winnipeg residents should search for windows to correlate with this factor. This will allow the windows to perform at the highest level of functionality and will help to insulate your home better, thus retaining heat, preventing a loss of climate control, and controlling energy gained through windows from sunlight and ultra-violet light.
Assuring Proper Installation
Even if you purchase the best windows and doors Winnipeg has to offer, your purchase will be in vain without proper installation. Specific steps must be followed for the windows and doors to perform to their best ability. For instance, if you purchase and have your windows or doors installed and the wall structure around the window or door is faulty, then you will continue to have issues. There are specific guidelines that should be followed for a correct install to take place.
The next choice you should be aware of with window replacement is the decision between a full frame replacement or a retrofit replacement. While the full frame replacement is considerably more expensive, typically 15-20% more, the full frame is a significantly better choice for replacement. The reason for this being, with a retrofit replacement, the original frame is left in place; therefore, any issues with the frame and areas surrounding it will remain to be an issue. In contrast, these potential issues would be eliminated with a full frame replacement. A good way to determine whether there is an issue and you will do better with a full frame window replacement is if there is any water damage or rotting wood around the area of the window. This is more often the case in the Winnipeg area due to the harsh climate.
Finding Warranties and Company Reviews
Now that you have learned the basic knowledge necessary to purchase your replacement windows and doors, the next subject to approach is Winnipeg window companies reviews. This is a way to find out which companies consumers have used are either satisfactory or below average. You can read the ratings and reviews from various people and determine which businesses to retrieve your estimates from. You should be able to read through the reviews and decide which one is best. Though, there are some occasions in which you will encounter a bad review even with a good company. This could be the case with a customer who was displeased or had a discrepancy with the company for a potentially minute issue.
A good figure to keep in mind with your purchase is that the windows and doors that you purchase should have an expectancy of 25 years and the warranty that accompanies your purchase should be close to the same. There are several areas of the warranty that are included, such as the vinyl, the window glass, and the labor areas of the window and door. These specific areas are to assure that the complete window is warrantied to the highest level possible. While the first two areas of the warranty usually run concurrently with the life of the window, the labor section of the warranty typically only covers about 5 years. In some cases, this warranty is extended and in such cases, it is a bonus. Another helpful tip to know is that a “lifetime warranty” in reference to the lifetime of the window is not the lifetime of the homeowner. In many cases, this is a loophole in which customers find themselves and are disappointed to discover that their windows are no longer under warranty.
When searching for a company to assist you in meeting your needs for windows and doors, we hope that you will allow the professionals at Weather Pro Windows and Doors the opportunity to serve you. Our highly trained, professional staff offers years of expertise and the highest quality materials to ensure that you receive a product you will be pleased with.