12 Questions to Ask Your Window Replacement Contractor

Vinyl Windows RoswellThe first point we would like to make is the #1 product is vinyl when shopping for replacement windows.  The reason is simple; The Long-lasting beauty, low maintenance and excellent thermal efficiency ratings give vinyl windows a winning edge over other types of replacement windows. Simonton’s vinyl compound is produced with extra levels of UV inhibitors to help withstand harsh weather conditions, and it is recyclable and environmentally friendly. Vinyl won’t pit or peel over time with only simple care and cleaning, windows can keep their beautiful appearance for years to come.

Top Questions Asked When Shopping for Window Replacement

  1. How much will I save on my Utility Bills?  This is a common vinyl window replacement contractor question and is considered hype within the Vinyl Replacement Window Industry. This question cannot be answered.   We can’t tell you how much you will save on your utility bills?  However, I can tell you that I have had customers tell me that they have seen a difference immediately. 
  2. What about Wood Rot?  This is an important question when considering vinyl replacement windows. Yes we replace wood rot with PVC and/or non rot material.  It looks like real wood brick mold, window sill ect.  We don’t charge extra to take out Wood Rot unless there is extensive damage. 
  3. Are you insured and licensed?  Yes
  4. How long have been in business?  We have been serving Metro Atlanta Homeowners since 1989.  We are well established in Atlanta’s Vinyl Window Replacement Contractors in Atlanta. 
  5. Why don’t you have a showroom?  We are asked this question due to the hype that is associated with showrooms.    It allows companies to over charge their products and installs, and say that they are actually more dependable due to the showroom.  A showroom cost money – the consumer pays for this.  We bring the product to your home.  We don’t have a showroom due to the fact that it is an extra expense to our customers.  We don’t participate in hype.   We offer quality service, and affordable prices.
  6. What windows to you carry? We pride ourselves in carrying the best window(s) in the industry.  Atlanta Vinyl Windows is about quality service and quality product at affordable prices.   We don’t let our customers fall in between the cracks when it comes to a quality window.  We have built long lasting relationships with suppliers for window replacement.  We carry Simonton Windows.  They are by far the one of the best windows in the industry.  We have built a solid relationship with Simonton Windows, this enables to pass a savings down to our customers.  Visit www.simontonwindows.com  for further information on their product. 
  7. What is your warranty? We carry replacement windows with lifetime warranty as well as, lifetime warranty on our installs.  We are North Georgia’s most recommended Window Replacement Company due to our service, warranty, and products.  Please visit www.simontonwindows.com  as well.
  8. What is it going to cost?   I have asked Jeff what is the top question asked by our customers.  This is the #1 question for window replacement inquiries. What is it going to cost? We like this questions because we have no hidden costs in our estimates.  Our Replacement window costs are very affordable.  We don’t hire sales staff nor do we subcontract our installs. 
  9. Who Does Your Installs? This is the second biggest question. The answer to this question effects the cost as well. We don’t subcontract out our work, which is an extra cost for window replacements.  Who comes to your door for a consultation is whom does our installs.  The owner is the person you meet and the person that you rely on to get the job complete.   This enables us to pass a considerable savings to our customers.  Some of our competitors will argue that if you pay less you get less? This can be part of the hype in Window Replacement Industry.  Vinyl replacement windows can be affordable.  We offer quality and affordability.
  10. What is Low-E Glass?  Low-E Glass – Two layers of silver coating reflect heat back to its source. In the summer, the heat is reflected back outside, and    in the winter it is reflected back inside.  It also protects your belongings by reducing UV light damage to furnishings, carpets, and drapes.  Low-E glass with Argon gas; Argon is clear, odorless, and heavier than air.
  11. What is Solar Heat Gain?  It is how much heat created by the sun warms up a given space.  The lower the solar heat the better a product is blocking unwanted heat gain. Replacement Windows is particularly important during the summer months.   
  12. What is U-Factor? U-factor measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping a home or building?  It ranges generally between .20 and 1.20 the lower the U-factor the better the product is keeping heat in.