It can seem like the great unknown – the huge abyss! For most of us trying to decide the what, when, where, and how of replacement windows is such an intimidating task that it often will sit on our to-do lists without a check mark for years. It’s not that we don’t think it is important to accomplish or that it doesn’t really need to be done, but rather it is the fear of the unknown that keeps us from completing this job. After all, how much practical experience do we really have with replacing windows? It’s not exactly like it is a job that we do often, and for many of us, it is a job that we have never done before. We don't have any basis in our experiences that would make us feel that we can tackle this huge undertaking successfully; so we put it off.
Well, that procrastination, no matter how understandable, is still costing you money; and the need for new windows is not going to just go away on its own. So let’s take a look at the main mysteries in the window replacement process and try to gap that huge abyss of the great unknown.
First of all, you need to know what the overall process is. Here at Window Nation, your experience will begin with a phone call to set up a free no-obligation in home inspection or a visit to one of our showrooms. Once your needs are clearly determined, you will receive a written proposal which will list all of the time frames, costs, materials, etc. Also, financing options will be discussed and finalized if necessary. Next, one of our specialists will discuss the details of your specific project with you, and we will order your windows and will set your install date.
Secondly, you need to know what to expect during the actual installation of your new replacement windows. Your installation team will arrive at the appointed time led by a factory trained and certified Master Installer. He will perform a walk-through with you to ensure that there are no misunderstandings or unanswered questions and to survey the work site again. Next, your existing window openings will be re-measured to ensure accuracy. Drop cloths will be laid to protect your floor and other items from dust and damage. We are also equipped and trained to follow EPA lead containment practices if necessary. Once this is complete, we will remove your old windows making sure not to disturb any interior trim or framework. The new custom built windows will be set into place, insulated, sealed, capped, and the exterior trim will be reinstalled. Finally, your team leader will review the job with you, show you how to operate your new windows, and answer any questions you may have. The very last thing is to make sure all areas are as clean as when we arrived. It is that simple.
Lastly, you may want to know if you should shop around. This last item is really a personal decision, but here at Window Nation, we are so sure of the superiority of our products and the expertise of our team that we are not afraid for you to compare ‘apples to apples’ so to speak. Look and see what is out there. In the end, we are certain that you will agree that Window Nation is the best choice.
Now that we have cleared the abyss and taken the fear out of the process of replacement windows, we encourage you to finally check ‘replacing windows’ off your to-do list; and just imagine the peace you can experience by filling your memory bank with the experience of a job well done and removing the fear of the unknown that you once had. When you think “Replacement Windows,” think “Window Nation!”