There’s a lot to love about being a homeowner. You can paint the walls whenever you like, redo the floors, hang pictures on the walls, and plant trees in your yard. In other words, you have the freedom to make your home into a place that you genuinely love spending your time.
Of course, there are also a couple of downsides. Unfortunately, if something goes wrong, you’re the one who has to fix it.
The good news is that if you’re in the market for replacement windows, the team at WinChoice USA makes the entire process incredibly simple. Whether it’s a leaking hot water heater, a problem with your sprinkler system, or an issue with your circuit breaker, we know that it can be really intimidating to search for companies who can help. After all, how do you know who you can trust? That’s why in today’s post we’ll be offering a bit of advice on how you can navigate the process of getting estimates to fix the problems that arise in your home. Although we’ll be focusing specifically on replacement windows, you can use the advice you find here for any problems that arise. Keep reading to learn more!
Where to Start
In this day and age, we’re lucky to have a number of different resources available to help us research a number of different things. Discovering information about companies is no different. So where should you start? Let’s take a look.
Perhaps the first place you’ll turn to learn about window installers is the internet. After all, a quick Google search for something like “replacement window companies near me” will likely turn up several different options for you to consider.
This is great, of course, because it allows you to build up your preliminary list of companies to consider. For many people, hearing what other customers had to say about their experience with a company is a wonderful starting point.
Our advice? Take what you read with a grain of salt. Although many of the reviews that you read are from level-headed people like yourself, others come from customers who just can’t be satisfied. Additionally, you may find that some reviews that just don’t seem quite right. Sometimes these reviews come from the friends or family members of business owners looking to artificially inflate their ratings.
So what’s a person to do? Look at the overall picture if there are enough reviews. Generally speaking, this is the approach that makes the most sense. Once you’ve narrowed down your list of companies to consider, you can move to the next step, which is seeking the opinions of…
Friends, Family, and Coworkers
In many instances, checking in with the people you know and trust and asking who they’ve used to replace their home’s windows in the past can provide you with useful information. For example, the company that’s at the top of your list may be one that gave a particularly high quote to your friend. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, of course, but it is something to keep in mind.
In other instances, someone you know may provide you with an option that you hadn’t even considered, praising the company for its prices, friendliness, and quality of work.
Start Getting Quotes
Although many people simply pick one company from their list and let them do the work, our advice is to always get estimates from multiple companies. This ensures that you’re not overpaying for the work that they are doing.
Keep in mind, however, that it’s not unusual for some companies to charge more. There are many reasons that this might be the case that include the amount of experience they have, the speediness with which they can do installs, and the quality of their products. At the end of the day, a company that charges more money doesn’t always equate to a company that you shouldn’t work with. Instead, it’s important to have all of the facts before making your decision.
During this process, write down exactly how many windows you’ll need and provide estimated measurements if possible. This will allow the companies you’re getting quotes from to provide them much more easily.
Once you have a handful of quotes in, it’s time to consider all of your options and decide which company is the best choice.
Making the Final Decision
Determining which company you’d like to work with is often easier than you might have expected at the offset. Sometimes it’s a positive experience working with the company to get an estimate. They come out, they tell you what you can expect, and provide you with a quote. It’s a pleasant process because they were able to come out quickly, they were friendly while they were there, and the price is right. If that’s the case, making your decision to choose that company is almost a no-brainer.
Other times, it can be more difficult. If that’s the case, review all of the information you have. Look at reviews, consider your experience, and factor in the price of the quote each company gave you. In many instances, there will be one option that clearly stands out above the rest.
Why Choose WinChoice USA?
At WinChoice USA, we strive to be the best option for replacement windows in the Southern United States. With locations in Jackson, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Monroe, Memphis, Shreveport, Little Rock, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Huntsville, we’re here for you wherever you are!
We’re dedicated to getting the job done the right way every single time and we’ll go above and beyond to ensure that you get the best service possible. We bring several decades of experience to each job we undertake and our team is proud to provide free estimates, helping our clients to make the decision that works best for them. We’re also licensed, bonded, and insured, and we offer a limited lifetime warranty on our work. In other words, we’re the best at what we do and we stand behind the quality of the work we do because we know if gives our clients the peace of mind they need when searching for the best window installers.
No matter the size of the job — whether you need entirely new sliding windows in your home or you’re simply replacing a casement window that cracked — you can rest assured that WinChoice USA is the right team. Learn more about who we are, check out our current specials, and then contact us today to get started on your free estimate. We look forward to helping make sure you get the windows you need so your home can be its best.