Replacement windows are a big investment for most Fort Worth homeowners. That’s why it’s important to partner with a window company that has the products, knowledge, and knowhow to ensure your remodel goes off without a hitch. But with so many companies to choose from, how do you know which one is right for your project? Today, most homeowners start their search for a window company online. It’s fast and convenient, with user review sites, such as Angielist.com and HomeAdvisor.com, providing dozens, if not hundreds of vetted evaluations for local companies in your area.
Once you narrow down your list, you’ll obviously want to check out various window company websites. But what should you be looking for? How can you tell the difference between a well-designed but perhaps misleading site and one that provides usable information about the professionalism and experience of the company it represents? Look for:
- Project photos – A window company that’s proud of the work it’s done should routinely post new photos of their most recently completed projects.
- Testimonials – Satisfied customers are usually happy to provide a sentence or two about the quality of the workmanship and their overall experience with the company. Testimonials with dates are more relevant that those without, since they can attest to the quality of the company’s most recent work.
- Awards and associations – A reputable window company should have a long list of awards and professional associations displayed somewhere on its site. A few of the more prestigious are the Consumer’s Choice Award, the Guildmaster Award, and the Golden Hammer Award. The site should also indicate that the company has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
- An “about us” page – If the window company you’re researching doesn’t have information about its history, that’s often a warning sign that they haven’t been in business long. The site should also display the company’s license number(s) for the services they provide.
It’s important to remember that although the internet is a great place to start your search for a window company, it shouldn’t end there. Interview at least three contractors, call past customers, and, if possible, drive by their homes to see the company’s craftsmanship firsthand.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors has been the window company Fort Worth residents have been turning to for top-of-the-line vinyl replacement windows and expert installation services since 1989. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our specialist to learn more about our products and the financing options available for eligible customers.