If you’ve decided to replace your old energy-wasting windows with ones that are more up-to-date as well as energy efficient and low maintenance, you might be wondering where to start in your search. The first thing that we will tell you is that here in Minnesota – especially in the Minneapolis metro area – you have so many options that it might be overwhelming.
So where DO you buy great replacement windows?
There are plenty of places you can go to get replacement windows in Minnesota (or anywhere, for that matter). This is why it is important to consider where you should go when it comes to replacing the windows inside your home. There are home improvement stores that provide the homeowner a variety of choices. There are also private companies to choose from. These companies are usually Minnesota licensed general contractors specializing in replacement windows.
Home Improvement Stores
Home improvement stores provide homeowners with plenty of replacement window options.The big box stores cater to the do-it-yourselfer, but some of these stores even offer installation. However, who is doing the installation? Are they contractors? Are they certified to do this work? Who trained them? This is all something that you should definitely consider when having windows installed or purchased from a home improvement store.
While they might be able to search for answers to your questions, they might not be the most knowledgeable or professional for all of your window needs. (In most cases the stores subcontract with outside companies, but your point of contact is the store and not the contractor, so you can’t be sure exactly who you’re dealing with.)
Private Specialized Replacement Window Contractors
These contractors specialize in supplying and installing replacement windows. They can recommend the best ones for you and your home. These companies can make sure that you’re using the best windows for your space. They can even install them flawlessly so you make sure that the warranty that comes with them is the best that it can be. In addition, these contractors usually offer their own workmanship warranty. There is a lot that goes into these window contractors.
When you work with a licensed contractor like Window Outfitters, you can be assured you’re hiring someone that is certified and trained to install quality windows in your home.
It might be less expensive at times to go with the big box home improvement stores, but in the end it depends on who you feel the most comfortable working with. And keep in mind that your choice shouldn’t be based solely on the initial cost. You can’t put a dollar value on the assurance you’d get from knowing you chose the best windows for you and your home.
Our trained and knowledgeable window contractors at Window Outfitters can help you make the right decision on what you want from the window replacement in your home. Speak with us today to learn a little bit more about what sets us apart from the home improvement stores here in the Twin Cities. Our in-home consultations are free, and they’re without obligation. Oh, and just like the big stores, we have a display setup where you can actually look at our window options yourself. Why not call us right now to set up a time? Minneapolis area: 952-746-6661. St. Paul area: 651-201-1001.