Updated: Aug 26, 2019
The Process of Getting Custom Replacement Windows
Purchasing custom replacement windows is a significant investment, so you want to make sure that you are getting the best value for your money and the best installer to do the job right the first time. The following is an outline of what to expect in this process.
1. Do Your Research
There are numerous companies out there that do custom replacement windows, but not every company is the same. To make sure that you get the best company for the job, take some time to do your research. During this research time, you should:
Ask your friends and family members who they would recommend
Go online and read reviews of potential companies
Check references of the short list of companies you are considering
Set up a face-to-face meeting with the top companies you found
Before your choose an installer, do some online research to find the best one
2. Choose a Company to Purchase and Install Your New Windows
Once you have done your research, you should be ready to select a company that you feel confident will do the best job possible at a reasonable price. Be sure that the person has the knowledge and experience to perform the replacement right the first time.
They also should have the right tools to get the job done properly. Choose an installer who is highly trained and will take care when working in your home. You should also make sure that they are covered by WSIB, and are bonded and insured.
3. Choose Your Windows
Once you choose the company to do the job for you, meet with them to discuss your window options.
Styles Available: During your consultation, your installer should help you through the process of deciding what types and styles of windows best suit your needs. You can choose from many different types, such as casement, double hung, single hung, bay, bowed, and more. You may even need custom windows for unique spaces in your home.
There are many styles and types of windows to choose from
Materials that Will Last: The cheapest windows are not always the best value. Better quality materials and windows that have been constructed to last will probably cost you less in the long run as they won't need replacing as soon as an inferior window will. Also, paying for Energy Star, high efficiency windows will save you money over time in decreased energy costs.
4. Ensure Accurate Measurements Are Taken
Taking accurate measurements is essential for a proper window installation. Even the most up-to-date, energy efficient windows cannot be effective or energy efficient if they don't fit properly.
Taking precise measurements will ensure your new windows fit properly
5. Submit Your Order
Once accurate measurements are taken, your order is submitted and sent to the factory where your new windows will be manufactured. According to Canadian law, you have 10 days after signing a contract with a window company to change your mind.
Because of this, your company will probably wait to submit your order until the 10 days have passed. If you want to make any changes or add anything to you order that you forgot about during your consultation, you will have time to do that.
6. Your New Windows Are Installed
Once your windows are shipped, your window company will set up a convenient time for your installation.
A good installer will address any concerns you might have during the installation process. They will respect your home and clean up after themselves once they are finished.
When the installation is complete, they should take time to go over the operation of your new windows and make sure you are completely satisfied with their work.
A good installer will take the time to make sure you are completely satisfied with the job that they have done
The Advantages of Custom Replacement Windows
Custom replacement windows can certainly add curb appeal to your home. Not only will they look great, but they will be easier to maintain.
On top of the fresh new look, your new windows can save you greatly on energy bills. Older windows and doors can be drafty, letting heat escape in the winter and air-conditioned air escape in the summer.
This also puts extra stress on your furnace and air conditioner, making them work overtime to keep you home at the correct temperature. New energy-efficient windows and doors, when they are properly installed, will keep the air where it is supposed to be.
Budget Windows & Doors - We Have the Experience to Do the Job Right
Budget Windows and Doors has over 20 years of experience installing custom replacement windows and doors in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
All of our expert installers are covered by WSIB as well as being bonded and insured. We also have all the necessary tools and equipment to install your custom replacement windows with the greatest efficiency and utmost care.
At Budget Window & Doors, we make sure our services are tailored to meet your particular requirements. We've seen it all, and we will recommend the right solution to maximize the value you get from your home improvement dollar.
Backed by superior quality products, service, and knowledge, Budget Windows & Doors is able to give you flawless results time and time again. Our success stems from the quality service we provide with every job completed. That’s why our customers keep coming back and referring us to friends and family.
Contact the team at Budget Windows & Doors today for your custom replacement windows.
"Love my new windows! The work was done promptly. The quality was great! I felt a sense of trust and professionalism from the first encounter with the owner and with the installer. The price was super fair. I would recommend anytime. Thanks Robert and Laverne."
- Christine Paquin