Are you thinking of replacing windows in the coming year? If so, you should be planning for your home remodel now. By spending a little time budgeting, vetting dealers and installers and researching window styles before you’re ready to buy, you’ll make the installation process easier, less stressful and more productive. Here’s what you should be focusing on in these weeks or months before you try to make your purchase.

#1. Interview Window Dealers and Installers

Meet with several window dealers and installers before settling on a professional that makes you feel comfortable. When you’re meeting with window experts, consider these variables as you’re trying to make your decision:

  • Communication style. Good communication is an important skill for any window professional. After all, you’ll be relying on their communication skills to help ensure the process will go smoothly. You need to be able to talk to you window consultant and feel comfortable that they understand your needs and wants in your new windows project. Good communication prevents unpleasant surprises during the process.
  • Quality products. Find a window professional that sells and installs quality products that you can trust and will last for many years. This is a significant investment that you don’t want to have to make twice. There are many ways to evaluate the quality of a window professional’s work. Start by calling references, check out the company’s history in the industry and check online reviews.
  • Professionalism. Did the window consultant show up when they said they would? Did they answer your questions accurately and to your full satisfaction? This type of professionalism is important and will help make the installation process a positive one overall.

One important thing to consider is that some window dealers provide installation, and some do not. Working with a dealer that also provides installation helps streamline the process and cuts back on the number of professionals that you have to meet with. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island is a professional window dealer and installer, providing installation services with the price of the purchase. This means your warranty covers not only the window product, but also the installation.

#2. Create a Budget for Your New Windows

Budgeting for window installation is a multi-step process. If your window dealer is not you’re your installer you’ll have to get two quotes. Once you’ve met with dealers and installers, you’ll get quotes from each of them. If your window dealer is also your installer, you’l just get one quote for the windows and installation. This will help with the budgeting process. If you need financing, you can use these quotes as the basis for the amount you’re requesting from your lender.

Find out from your lender information like payment terms, interest rate, how long you’ll take to repay the loan and more. When seeking financing, shop around for the right lender, the right interest rate and the right payment schedule for you.

#3. Research Window Styles & Features

Picking a window style is one of the most enjoyable parts of choosing a new window! Before selecting a window style that works for your home, it can help to see the windows you’re considering purchasing in person. Don’t forget to ask about the features and options of the different windows. From energy efficient glass to low maintenance window frames, not all windows are the same. Some windows tilt in to clean, others open wide, etc. all of which can make your routine maintenance much easier going forward. Ask about color options and wood grain finishes too.

Depending on the window dealer you choose for your home, you may have many options from which to choose. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island sells double hung windows, single hung windows, casements, bay windows, bow windows, picture windows and more, all with a myriad of options and finishes. Ask to see the inventory during the initial consultation.

Preparing to Install New Windows? Call Renewal by Andersen of Long Island

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island sells and installs quality windows to homeowners in the Long Island area. Call today to make an appointment and learn more about installing windows this year. 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the short form on this page.

 

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