We talk a lot about replacement window quality on our website, as well as with our customers and potential customers. As with most products on the market, there are varying degrees of quality when it comes to replacement windows and doors. And just like you can buy a new car for $15,000 or one for $150,000, there are various price points in the replacement window industry as well.
Quality really does matter, and with windows, you typically get what you pay for (of course, there are exceptions, especially with a few window brands that we think are overpriced for the quality of their products). We know that it can be hard to tell the difference between builder grade replacement windows and high-quality replacement windows. To the untrained eye, they can all pretty much look the same, and they all claim to be energy efficient. Because of this, most people wonder why they shouldn’t just choose the cheapest option.
Recently, Custom Exchange owner Michal Kuron offered some thoughts on the importance of choosing quality windows for your home for an article in an online publication about consumer insights. This particular publication is dedicated to providing homeowners with information and tips to help them navigate the replacement window and door industry. The publication is based in San Diego, but much of the advice can be applied to homeowners in Pleasanton and Livermore shopping for replacement windows and doors.
For this article, the publication wanted to get the opinions of some replacement window industry veterans on the importance of window quality. Here’s what Michal had to say:
“Quality is key when it comes to the type of performance you will get out of your replacement windows and doors. If energy efficiency is the reason why you’re replacing your home’s windows, and it is for many people, then don’t compromise on windows that are only mildly more efficient than the windows you currently have in your home.”
Look for quality products that are backed by lifetime or even double lifetime, warranties. Learn what the NFRC ratings mean to help you compare the energy efficiency of the different window products on the market. As Michal also says in the article, “Educate yourself on window products, so you don’t just have to rely on what a replacement window salesperson tells you.”
We should add that it is just as important to choose a quality replacement window company, as it is to choose quality windows. When you hire a professional replacement window company, like Custom Exchange in the Bay Area, you also get the benefit of having your windows installed by a highly trained team of installers. They are familiar with the products they are working with and know how to install them properly so they live up to their performance promises. The last thing you want to do is pay top dollar for high-quality windows for your Pleasanton or Livermore home and then have them installed by someone with limited experience with replacement windows.
We know you probably have a lot of questions about replacement windows. That’s what we’re here for! We’ll give you honest, straightforward advice that will help you choose the best replacement windows for your Pleasanton or Livermore home. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.