How Important Is The Installer For Your Window Replacement Project?
When homeowners go out and buy replacement windows and doors, they think that all they need to do is get the best ones available for the price and they’re all set. They often fail to realize that the quality of the products that they get is as important as the people who are going to install them.
Without a doubt, it’s really important that you pay close attention to the quality of the replacement windows you want to purchase for your home. You want to make sure that they look good, very durable, and are really energy efficient. You can easily do this by doing some background check on the manufacturer. If the company has been in business for more than 30 years, then it’s safe to say that their products have already been tested by time. It would also be good for you to check whether or not they use the right glass package and if their windows are made from durable materials. Completing all of these steps would serve as a good start but you shouldn’t stop here.
Keep in mind that before you can start using your new windows, they first need to be installed on your house. Even the most energy efficient replacement windows will allow air to leak and cause a lot of other problems if they’re not going to be installed correctly. This is why it’s vital that after you check on the windows you need, you should spend some time finding the right installer who will put them in your house. When you talk to your window company, be sure to ask them if they have their own team of installers or if they outsource the installation job to another company. A great window company will have its own team of professional installers and these employees should only be tasked to handle window installations rather than being used for other types of jobs.
Next, be sure to check on the qualifications of the installers by knowing whether or not the company has passed the AAMI certification program. An ideal window company to choose would be one that has its own team of AAMI-certified installers who have years of experience. This paired with quality products would make up a good company.
Let’s go over the reason why companies who use subcontractors aren’t the ideal choice. Subcontractors are installers who work for different companies all at the same time. In addition to this they handle different types of tasks aside from installing windows. This means that they could be putting windows up today and installing a kitchen sink tomorrow. As a result they wouldn’t normally develop good expertise on installing windows as they handle tasks as well.
Since subcontractors work for different people, they are typically not loyal to one company and are often not AAMI-certified.
We aren’t trying to make subcontractors look bad because there are a lot of good ones out there. It’s just that we want to tell you that if you’re going to have a home improvement project, it would be good for you to avoid any risks by having the best installers so that you won’t end up having any regrets later on. AAMI-certified window installers won’t just do the job right but they will also cater to any problems that may arise later on without delay.