You have made the decision to replace the windows in your home. So where to start? At Superior Home Improvements we offer our potential customers a helpful guide or checklist that helps them approach this purchase in an informed and organized manner. If you live in the Richmond Hill, Markham, Scarborough or Durham areas surrounding Toronto we invite you to stop in and let us walk you through the process. If you would rather tackle your window replacement project independently, then here are a few general areas you will want to cover:
- Sourcing the Right Window Replacement
This is one of the two most important components of a successful window replacement project. It’s a good idea to visit or interview at least three window companies just to have some points of reference when you make the final choice. Ask for references. Ask when they are available? What are their work hours? How experienced are their crews? These are all valid questions that any competent supplier will be happy to answer.
- Buying the Right Kind of Window.
This is the other very important component of a successful window replacement Screens? Window manufacturer? Wood, aluminum or vinyl windows? Single, double or triple pane? Hardware options? Other considerations include the type of glass such as heat blocking, security or tempered glass just to name a few. You should make sure you have chosen a contractor who you have confidence in so they can guide you and explain all of these options.
- The Installation Process.
A responsible contractor should go over the installation process with you ahead of time. As a team, you need to discuss what will be going on in your home during the installation. This also gives you a chance to identify specific requirements you may have while the crew is in your home. Where to park? Pets in the house? Floor protection? Security? What may be an obvious issue or concern to you may not be something the installation crew is familiar with. It’s always better to discuss in advance rather than deal with a problem after the fact.
This list is just a brief overview of some of the topics that need to be addressed to ensure that the money you spend replacing your windows and doors will be well spent and meet your original expectations. Communication + Planning = Success.