Window replacement can be costly, which is why you have to choose the best products and people to install them. If you get everything right, expect to boost your home’s interior and exterior designs, energy efficiency, security and weather resistance.
It’s easier said than done, though. To make sound decisions, ask your contractor these four important questions before signing on the dotted line:
1. What Window Material Do You Use?
The framing material determines the amount of maintenance and upkeep of the windows. Also, it contributes to energy performance, improving thermal insulation and reducing the chance of air leakage. Inferior materials require periodic scraping and painting, lose their weathertight seal with time and are prone to decay.
At Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico, we only use our patented Fibrex® material, made from reclaimed wood fibers and proprietary polymers. Like wood and vinyl, it’s an excellent insulator. But unlike these popular materials, Fibrex preserves its finish with long-term exposure to the elements, doesn’t bow and crack with temperature changes and repels moisture.
2. Who Manufactures Your Products?
Many window replacement providers are just an authorized installer of another company. Find out the roles your prospective contractor will play in the process to get the big “accountability” picture.
3. Do You Use Subcontractors?
Home improvement companies usually hire subcontractors to replace windows on their behalf. Hiring one can be risky since you don’t know how reliable and proficient these third-party professionals are. It’s wise to choose a contractor that does it all to guarantee high-quality workmanship.
We only entrust the job to our own Certified Master Installers. These highly skilled professionals meet the strict requirements of our certification program, ensuring they’re prepared for all structural challenges. Nobody’s more capable to install our products than them.
4. What Warranties Do You Provide?
When it comes to warranty coverage, every window contractor is a little different. Some provide protection for all components for a short period while others only include the glass and the frames but for a longer time. Note that manufacturers provide the product warranty while the installer offers the workmanship guarantee. The more companies involved in the project, the trickier it is to determine who’s liable for repair or replacement.
At Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico, we do it all. We design, measure, custom-build, install and back all of our products. We shoulder 100% of the accountability to provide absolute peace of mind, ensuring you won’t be liable in the event of failure.
Learn more about our exceptional products, unique process and stellar warranties. To talk about your New Mexico project, call us at (505) 395-5120 and get a free estimate in Albuquerque, NM.