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Window Installers: Why Should You Choose WinChoice USA?

There is no doubt that having new windows installed is a big project for your home. For many, it’s and undertaking that can feel downright intimidating. At WinChoice USA, we totally understand. After all, no one really wants to spend the money on this type of upkeep for their home. It’s the things like new roofs, water heaters, air conditioners, and windows that aren’t exactly easy to get excited about. 

The truth, however, is that once you’ve replaced the things in your home that are outdated or aren’t working properly anymore, you often realize that it was money well spent. When it comes right down to it, these are the things that keep your home feeling comfortable and cozy. It’s not like you can simply let water come in through the roof, take cold showers every day, or deal with drafts coming in through the windows and driving your electricity bill through the roof.

Like we said, they’re repairs that aren’t often fun or exciting, but they are necessary. The good news is that at WinChoice USA, our team of window installers understands the situation that you’re in, and that’s why we’ll go above and beyond to make your life just a little bit easier even when things feel stressful. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from us or contact us today to get a free estimate!

THE TEAM AT WINCHOICE USA IS…

Friendly

First and foremost, you can expect the people that you deal with from our company to be friendly. As we mentioned, we know that it’s often a stressful situation having to call around and get quotes on window installation costs. It’s not something that anyone particularly wants to do and we realize that.

That’s why we’ll make the entire process of getting an estimate one that goes as smoothly for you as possible. We’ll work with you to find a time that works for us to come by and we’ll get to work. Once we’ve taken a look, we’ll give you an estimate and a copy of our limited lifetime warranty. From there, you can feel free to ask any questions you may have because we’d be happy to give you some answers. Once that’s taken care of, we’ll leave you to make your decision. You won’t find any pushy salespeople at WinChoice USA because we don’t like to be pushed around when we make decisions like the one you’re making. Instead, we’ll give you the facts, make sure you have our contact info, and wait for your call. It’s as easy as that.

Honest

Next, you can expect nothing but honesty and integrity from us. Whereas others will make up problems that your windows have, artificially inflating the cost in the process, that’s not how we do things. If we see an issue that you’re not aware of, sure, we’ll let you know about it. But what we won’t do is try to scare you into working with us.

In short, you can always count on us to be upfront with you and then to stand by what we do. It’s that same attitude that led us to create our unbeatable limited lifetime warranty. We believe that honesty is what drives us to lead our industry. We utilize quality products that are made here in the United States because we only want the best for our customers.

Experienced

We also bring experience to the table. Our company started with five people, and since then we’ve expanded to nearly a dozen locations across the Southern US and we have over 150 employees. We’re continuing to grow, adding more experienced members to our team to ensure that we’re the best option for window installers no matter where you’re located in the country.

Our team has the know-how and expertise to manufacture and install windows of several different configurations. In other words, no matter the size of the window or the functionality you need it to have, we’ll provide it — guaranteed. We’re a BBB-Accredited Business with an A+ rating, and that means that we have what it takes to make sure the job gets done the right way.

GET A FREE ESTIMATE TODAY

We know that there are other window replacement companies out there, but you should know that we strive to be the best of the best. For the best window prices around, look no further than WinChoice USA. When you choose us, we make sure you get the best value for your dollar — and replacement windows that are designed to stand the test of time. 

Have a question for us? Ready to get started? We have locations all across the Southern United States and we’re ready to help. Contact our team today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Replacement Windows

The Advantage of Full-Frame Window Replacement

If you are a homeowner, window replacement might be something that has crossed your mind. Whether you have just moved to a new home and would like to update the windows or if it is simply time to replace the windows in your current home, WinChoice USA is here to help. 

As the premier replacement window manufacturer, seller, and installer in the Southeastern United States, WinChoice USA is your one-stop-shop for all things window-related. 

So you are looking into replacement windows. Should you go with a standard window replacement or a full-frame window replacement? Continue reading below to learn more. 

Full-Frame Window Replacements vs. Standard Replacements

Before we can begin to discuss which window replacement would work best for your home, it is important to understand the difference between the two methods of replacement. That said, if you stay up to date with the WinChoice USA blog, you may have heard us talk about the two window replacement styles before. 

Most often, when we are discussing these two styles of window replacements, we refer to the windows as replacement windows and new construction windows — with new construction windows being full-frame window replacements. New construction windows and full-frame window replacements are the same type of window used in two different situations. In new construction, the window is mounted to the wooden infrastructure of the wall while the home is being built. When used in a standard window replacement situation, new construction windows become known as full-frame replacement windows because the frame of the old window must be removed so that the replacement windows can be installed just as they would be in a new construction build.

The Case for Standard Window Replacement

While we fully advocate for full-frame replacements, we do believe that standard window replacements can sometimes be the best option. For one, standard window replacement is more affordable than full-frame window replacements because the installation process is less intensive. In addition to having a less intensive installation process, the material cost of the windows will also be lower — as the windows are made smaller so they can be mounted on the interior of the existing window frame. In short, standard window replacements can prove to be beneficial in some situations. 

If you have any questions about standard window replacements and would like to discuss the logistics with a member of our sales team, contact us today. 

Why Choose Full-Frame Replacement Windows

Before we begin advocating for full-frame replacement windows, we want to point out that while they are more expensive, they add greater value to your home in the long run. So when you are looking at the two window replacement options, consider the installation of full-frame windows as an investment. But why does our window replacement and installation team recommended full-frame window replacements?

Efficiency

If you are looking for window replacements that are energy-efficient, we always suggest that you choose full-frame window replacements. In standard window replacement, the new window is mounted directly to the frame of the existing window. When this is done, there is an increased risk of airflow and energy loss in your home as there are now two critical seals along the exterior of the window — the seal between the old frame and the wall and the seal between the old frame and the new frame. 

Aesthetics

If there is one reason that you should always consider full-frame replacement windows it is because of their aesthetic value. When you have full-frame replacement windows installed, you don’t have to sacrifice any windowpane surface area. 

When a standard window is mounted within the frame of another existing window frame, the surface area of the pane is significantly decreased as the window must be manufactured to a smaller scale. 

Durability

When it comes to having a durable, long-lasting replacement window installers, there are no options better than full-frame window replacements. Due to the installation method, you can rest easy knowing that your windows are secured in a low-risk way that increases energy efficiency and protects your home. 

Standard replacement windows, if damaged or improperly installed, can lead to future home damages that could otherwise be unavoidable. Full-frame window installation allows the installation team to firmly seal and secure the replacement windows in a way that will last for years to come. 

For Full-Frame Replacement Windows, Think WinChoice USA

At WinChoice USA, we are dedicated to bringing our customers high-quality windows that are built to last. That’s why we manufacture, sell, install, and warranty all of our windows.

If you are considering window replacements for your home, we urge you to contact us today to get in touch with one of our sales managers to discuss cost and logistics. We look forward to working with you to find the best possible replacement windows for your Southeastern home.

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Energy Efficient Windows

Energy Efficient Windows: 3 Advantages to Installing Energy Efficient Windows

Have you ever wondered if it makes sense to install energy efficient windows in your home? In today’s post, we’re tackling some of the biggest advantages for energy efficiency in the home. Stay tuned to learn more or be sure to check out our video below!

Needless to say, there are plenty of myths out there about energy efficient windows. What’s true and what’s not? Let’s start by breaking down three of the biggest advantages to energy efficient windows.

WHY CHOOSE ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS?

Advantage #1: Save Money On Energy Costs

First and foremost, you can save big on energy costs. When less air from outside gets in and less of your heated or cooled air gets out, you save big on energy costs. When it comes right down to it, saving money is likely to be the biggest advantage for most people who are interested in energy efficient windows.

Advantage #2: Stay More Comfortable

Of course, saving money on energy costs means that you’ll stay more comfortable too. After all, you want to make sure that you can set your thermostat to the temperature you want and have it stay that temperature. No one likes to feel a draft of cold wind blowing in from outside. It’s equally frustrating to turn the air conditioner on only to be sure that your cooled air is finding its way outside through a crack in your windows.

Advantage #3: A Better Home

Lastly, modern window technology makes your home better for a number of reasons. From letting in more light to reducing the damage to furniture, carpets, and art around your home, new windows just make life easier in your home. New windows allow you to enjoy the benefits of natural light without having to worry about damaging UV rays causing problems in your home. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Bonus Advantage: It’s Better For The Environment

Because your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard and you’re able to let more natural light in and keep your lights off for longer, you’re also doing some good for the environment. The less your major appliances have to work and the less electricity you use, the easier it is on the grid in your area. In other words, energy efficient windows are a win/win for everyone involved.

MAKE THE SWITCH TODAY AND GET A FREE ESTIMATE!

At the end of the day, saving money is always a top priority. That’s why energy efficient windows make so much sense! On average, people save between 5% and 30% on their energy costs depending on their location. There are plenty of great reasons to take advantage of energy efficient windows, so if you’re thinking about making the switch, don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions you may have. We’re more than happy to help!

At WinChoice USA, we go above and beyond to provide our customers with custom windows made specifically for their homes. No matter your needs, we can help. Contact us today to get a free estimate for your project!

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Window Installers

Were My Windows Installed Correctly?

As a homeowner, you never want to have to worry about the quality of work a contractor has done on your home. That said, like any industry, there are good contractors and bad contractors — and you can’t always assume that they will get the job done right. 

Because there are less-than-qualified contractors out there, it is important to thoroughly research a contracting company before you decide that they are the right team to complete your home renovations. Sadly, some people forget to do their research and end up having under-qualified contractors work on their home projects — only to find that something was messed up during the renovation or installation process. 

Window Installation Contractors

When it comes to window installation, the process is incredibly easy to mess up if you are not qualified — and when you have an under-qualified contractor install your windows, you will know it sooner than later. 

At WinChoice USA, we sell, manufacture, and install all of our windows. Why? Well, not only do we want to make sure that you find the perfect windows for your home, but we also want to make sure that they are installed correctly. 

Because we understand that there are homeowners in the Southwestern United States that may suspect that they had an under-qualified contractor install their windows, we thought that we might discuss a few of the warning signs of improperly installed windows. If you notice that your windows have any of the following issues or warning signs, be sure to contact us today to discuss window repairs or replacements!

Signs That Your Windows Were Not Installed Correctly

Below, we have listed a few of the most common signs that your windows were not properly installed. If you notice any of the following issues with your windows, be sure to submit an inquiry to the installer and manufacturer of your windows about your warranty information.   

Visible Gaps

A window is meant to separate the indoors from the great outdoors. That said, if you see a visible gap between the frame and the glass or the window frame and the wooden studs, it is more than likely that air and moisture are able to pass through. Visible gaps can occur when a window contractor does not make proper measurements prior to installing the window.  

Spike in Utility Bills

One of the most common signs that a window has been installed incorrectly is when you notice a sharp spike in your utility costs for seemingly no reason. If your windows have been installed within the last couple of years, there is no reason that there should be a spike in utility costs — unless there is a draft that is allowing your heating or cooling energy to escape your home. If your utilities spiked after the windows were installed, it is more than likely that they were not installed correctly. 

Signs of Leaks or Water Damage

While a draft can cause your utility bills to spike, a seal that can’t keep water or condensation out of your home can cause serious physical damage to your home. If humid air is allowed to pass through the window (whether it be between the frame or the panes) condensation can build over time causing mold and rot that can damage the window or wall’s wooden components. If you see any sign of water damage or condensation, you should consider exploring your window repair and replacement options right away. 

Window Sashes Do Not Move Freely

The window sash is the part of the window that holds the glass in place within the frame. There are many different types of windows with moving sashes, with some opening outwards, upwards, or downwards. If the movement of the sash is restricted, it is a sign that the window was not properly installed, as the frame is off-angle and restricting your ability to move the sash efficiently. Luckily, it might be possible for the window to be repaired rather than replaced. 

There Was Never a Warranty

If you were never provided with a warranty after your windows were installed, it is a good sign that your windows were not professionally installed. Almost all windows come with a manufacturer’s warranty that is only honored if the windows were installed by a professional window contractor. 

Messy Caulking

Caulking is essentially the finishing touch for any window installation project. The caulking is the first defense for the window, creating a barrier between the newly installed window and the studs of the wall. If the caulking is messy, it is a good sign that the team responsible for installing your windows was not qualified to do so. If something as simple as the caulking is messed up, it is more than likely that other, more important steps were neglected. 

Stains on the Glass

While a simple little stain on the glass might not have an effect on the efficiency or the functionality of your window, it does speak to the professionalism of the team that installed them. If you notice multiple stains on the glass, get in touch with the company that installed them to have them come and inspect your windows for other issues.

What Do I Do If I Notice One or More of the Issues Listed Above?

If you have recently had windows installed in your home and have noticed one of the above signs of an improperly installed window, we urge you to schedule a window consultation with a member of our experienced window installation team

At WinChoice USA, we offer the premier window shopping, purchasing, and installation experience in the Southeastern United States — and we want to help you avoid working with under-qualified window installers. However, if you have worked with an under-qualified window installer, we can still help!

So if you need your incorrectly installed windows repaired or replaced, we urge you to get in touch with a member of our team today. We look forward to helping you with all of your window needs.