Have you ever hired someone to work on your house, only to find out that your project was the first time they had every done a project of that type? In all likelihood, it didn’t go very well. Anytime someone is learning on the job, they are going to make some mistakes. Either they will fix them, causing the job to take much longer than anticipated, or you will be left to live with a job that was not completed properly. Or, in the worst-case scenario, you will have to hire someone else to fix the work that the first person did poorly—causing you to have pay double!
In hindsight, most homeowners who find themselves in this type of situation would say that they should have taken their time to find someone who was experienced specifically with the type of project they wanted done. They will likely also say that they should have paid a little extra to get the job done right the first time.
If you are considering window replacement for your San Diego home, you definitely want to find a company that is highly experienced. There is no shortage of handymen and general contractors who will claim they can take on this type of project, but do your homework before hiring one! An even better way to go is to work with a company that specializes in window replacement and has been completing window installations for many years. Companies like BM Windows in San Diego do nothing but sell and install windows and glass patio doors. In other words, they are experts!
Not only will they know how to correctly install the windows and doors, they can also help homeowners select the best replacement windows and doors for their specific homes. Some homes need more solar protection, while others could benefit from additional sound suppression technology. For others, standard, dual-pane windows are perfectly sufficient. Homeowners planning on staying in their homes for many years should look for replacement window products with a lifetime warranty, which covers the windows for as long as the windows’ purchaser owns the home. A reputable San Diego replacement window company will also offer an installation warranty on top of the manufacturer’s warranty.
Now, you might be thinking, “Won’t going with a specialty window company be really expensive?” Not necessarily! The prices at dedicated window companies can often be better than the prices you’ll find at home improvement stores or from general contractors, and you will likely get better service and better windows! At BM Windows in San Diego, they sell certain windows that aren’t available in retail stores—windows that are high quality and come with a great warranty. They are made by smaller, regional manufacturers like Anlin and Monte Verde—companies that are highly regarded in the replacement window industry, but aren’t necessarily well-known to the average homeowner.
The moral of the story: do your homework! Research replacement window brands and the companies that install them before signing a contract!