When having replacement windows installed in your Phoenix home, the contractor you choose is just as important as the windows themselves. With so many window companies in Arizona to choose from, it can be tempting to go with the lowest price.
However, the last thing you want to do is end up sacrificing proper installation. The key is to balance all of the ingredients of a successful window project: a quality contractor, premium windows and a fair price. Below are some tips on how to achieve this.
Why Installation Matters
When you pick out your new windows, it’s fun to choose the style, finish, color and material of your new upgrade. But what you might not think about is the contractor who is installing your windows. A quality installer will have many years of experience installing all types of windows. Many are also certified, which means they are trained to install windows from specific brands like Andersen.
Without good quality installation, your windows might not fit properly and cause problems with:
- Efficiency. If there are gaps in the window openings, you’ll lose air and your home will be less efficient. This also forces your heating and cooling equipment to work harder, raising your utility bills and shortening its lifespan.
- Moisture. Improper installation can also let in moisture, causing water damage and the potential for mold and mildew growth. This can eventually weaken your home’s structural integrity as well.
- Air quality. If you have mold and mildew growing in the home, it’s going to affect your indoor air quality. Proper installation eliminates these risks and makes your home healthier.
- Shorter lifespan. Poorly installed windows can also shorten their lifespan, forcing you to buy new windows sooner than you should have.
How to Ensure High Quality Window Installation
The best way to ensure proper window installation in Arizona is by choosing a reputable company. Ask friends, family and neighbors for referrals and research the company online. Reliable window contractors will have a good standing with the BBB, positive reviews and a long history of outstanding service.
A quality contractor will also use superior window products. Greco Roman Windows and Doors sources our windows from manufacturers like Pella, ProVia, Jeld Wen, Milgard and Andersen. We also follow a strict process where we measure your windows for the perfect fit and use waterproof membranes, polyurethane expansion foams and specialized sealants to ensure a tight seal. For a free in-home consultation,contact Greco Roman Windows and Doors today.