The most obvious place to start a search for the best windows is online however, knowing how to dig a little deeper than the first few search results can help. Obviously, if you search windows on Google, you’ll get the top few companies that have made sure their name appears. But this presence is not enough. Taking the time to read what’s on their website will help you learn more. Choosing a major national brand has advantages. These companies have the resources and experience to have developed high quality products, and working on a national level, those products have proven to be successful in a wide variety of installations – this beats small local window shops with limited experience. Check out their warranties – this will not only tell you how long your can expect the windows to last, but also give you peace of mind in making the investment.
When visiting their sites, read the About Us section, which will tell you the company’s history and story. In addition, there should be an extensive write up about the actual products they sell, the details, advantages, features and benefits.
Once you are comfortable with a national brand, drill down to the local company that sells the window you like. Visit their website to learn about their organization, how long they have been in business, what warranties they offer on the installation and more.
Finally, in doing your research, you can visit websites such as Kudzu and Angie’s List that specialize in directories of window contractors. These sites will have customer reviews and testimonials in the homeowners’ own words about their experience with the company you are considering. Even better, contact the local installer and request references so you can actually speak to customers.