You might be ready to replace the windows in your Madison home so you have begun the process of researching Madison replacement window companies. With so many different companies and different types of replacement windows to choose from – it can seem a daunting task. Replacement windows are a large investment in your home, and we want to help take the guesswork out of selecting the right Madison replacement window company for you.
1. Experience and Years in Business
A well-established window company will have the experience to take care of your and your home’s needs. Experience can mean that the window installation company has found a quality window manufacturer and the right experienced contractors to get the job done right.
2. Affiliations and Accreditations
Select a company that has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, is accredited to provide home improvements in Wisconsin and is a member of remodeling and home improvement organizations. This lends credibility to the replacement window company and will give you peace of mind.
3. Reviews, Testimonials, and Pictures
A replacement window company should be ready and proud to show you what past customers have had to say about their service and products. A good replacement window company is ok if you see both the good and the bad reviews. A bad review from a good company means the company is aware of what area(s) their team(s) need to work on.
In addition to testimonials you also want to look at before and after pictures of past customers. This helps create a visual representation of the quality of the company’s work.
4. Installation Process and Insurance
Verify that the replacement window companies are certified by the window manufacturer to install the replacement windows (or doors). Without this certification, your manufacturer warranty might be void.
Look for window companies who have their own employees, not subcontractors, install the replacement windows.
Ask to see proof of insurance to make sure you and your home is protected while the work is being performed.
You want your investment to be protected if there is a problem down the road with your replacement windows making it important to understand the type(s) of warranty(ies) you receive.
Ask the following questions to make sure you are fully covered:
- Does the warranty cover workmanship and the product?
- It is a full or limited warranty and what part(s) of the product are covered?
- How long is the warranty?
- Is it transferable?
There are many different types of replacement windows for you to choose from. Here are some things to look for:
- Energy Star certified
- Energy Efficiency – Look at the NFRC label. Refer to our blog post Window Energy Labels Simplified for tips on what to look for.
- Frame material
- Solid or hollow
- Material type
- Insulation – How is the area around the replacement window insulated?
- Panes of glass
- Low-E coatings
- Gas fills
Compare these six things when selecting the right replacement window company. We have created a Replacement Window Checklist for you to print off to help you with your Madison replacement window company search.
Call AHT Wisconsin Windows today at 866-367-6560 or click here to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our experts to hear more about how we can make window replacement comfortable for any budget.