How To Get Your Money’s Worth In Replacement Windows
Are you getting your money’s worth in replacement windows? When you Googled “replacement windows Houston”, you were likely bombarded with ad results that offered everything from a seemingly inexpensive $99.00 window to replacement windows that make some pretty exaggerated energy savings claims.
The good news is you ended up here with the Houston window company that puts integrity above profit every day. Unfortunately, you will find that in the replacement windows business there are a lot of companies that will make you think you are getting a great deal. They will throw out a lot of shop talk, some fancy acronyms, and other scientific statistics, but do they really educate you?
Chances are their information is about as exaggerated and inaccurate as a supermarket tabloid. At Superior, we’d rather you be an educated buyer that chooses our product with good faith, rather than pressure you into something you don’t need.
The key to making a good replacement windows purchase is to know things such as what all goes into a window, the features you need for the region you live in and their efficiency features. Let us give you a quick rundown of how to get the best replacement windows for your money.
What Are You Really Getting For The Money?
Since windows play such an important role in overall utility expenses, comfort, and curb appeal it’s important to look beyond cost as your only deciding factor. The sobering truth is that you could easily get windows in your home installed for $99.00 a window. The hidden catch behind that is, the materials will be substandard, the construction will be shoddy, and the installation is likely done by part-time installers with little training.
At the end that $99.00 window will need to be replaced in less than two years and you will then purchase a more realistically priced window that will last 15 years or more. There’s a saying in Texas that cheap isn’t good and good isn’t cheap.
That doesn’t mean your windows have to be profanely expensive to be good quality, but if a price sounds too good to be true, then it’s a warning sign. You really need to look at the window’s details and ask yourself a few simple questions.
Is The Window Compatible With Your Home?
Just because a window company claims that $99.00 windows they are selling are compatible with all types of homes doesn’t mean that’s a fact. You need to look at the materials that make up the window, sure traditional vinyl is a better alternative to wood but what if you have a home with historical architecture for example? Will it seal properly? If the construction is shoddy it won’t and it won’t fit in some unique older homes.
However, when you call Superior and have your home fitted for Windsor Windows Legend line for example; you are getting a product made to be customized— not a cookie-cutter window. Using a cutting-edge construction process, high-density cellular PVC is used in place of vinyl due to its superior weather resistance and wood-like appearance. Unlike other vinyl materials, Legend cellular PVC is easily painted and can bend to any degree for unlimited applications and styles. Combine the Legend line with a wood sash and it’s perfect for any historical home restoration.
Is Installation Included In The Price And By Trained Professionals?
Most people get so caught up in researching the best double pane windows, whether to get double-hung windows or many of the other hardware options. In doing that most people overlook an equally important question—who is going to install these and how much is it going to cost? Make sure you get your money’s worth in replacement windows.
The installation of a window is just as important as the materials the windows are made of. You can buy the most advanced and feature-loaded windows but if they are installed by an amateur part-time installer, they could end up worse than the cheap gimmick windows. A window is only as good as the installer and the installation.
Installers need to be seasoned pros that have certifications and experience that will give you confidence that they can handle any situations that may come up. A bad install can lead to cracked joints, leaky seals, loss of energy and even cause damage to your home.
At Superior our installation teams all go through rigorous training and constant continuing education on products and methods of installation. We don’t hire part-time installers; we hire full-time window installation professionals that take pride in their craft.
What Guarantees Are You Getting?
Many of these slick window companies will make a lot of promises to get you to buy the windows from them. The reality is—promises are only as good as the person making them. Sadly many of these companies make promises they never keep nor ever intended to keep. These kind of companies often float on the fringe and make some quick money until their reputation catches up with them and then they go bankrupt, change names and do it all over again.
At Superior we do things differently and have been for years it’s evident in our reputation and the pride in our craft and products. All of our windows are made right here in Texas and we stand behind them with an iron clad lifetime warranty. Every component in your new window; the frame, the sash, the seals, the screens, even the glass- is guaranteed for life. The warranty is even transferrable to the next homeowner should you choose to sell. You won’t get that with a $99.00 window company.
Invest In The Future Of Your Home And Enjoy Long Term Savings
Our Superior install teams replace bad windows that are as new as just six years old all the time. Unlike those quick sell gimmick windows, Superior Windows are an investment that delivers long term savings. The energy efficiency in our windows is unrivaled and so is the quality and we can back it up. The fact is—immediate unrealistic savings upfront always lead to spending more in the long run than just getting quality windows in the first place. Contact Superior today and make an investment in your home that will leave you with peace of mind and long-term savings.