Know the Truth About the Best Replacement Windows
There is a lot of hype around the window industry, which results in several pervasive consumer myths. To find out the answers to some of those questions and to help you make the best decision possible, read our five recommendations. If you’re still uncertain about how to compare windows, get in touch with a member of our window specialist team.
Pay attention to the NFRC label.
When window shopping, rely on the NFRC label — it’s the most reliable standard that you can research and compare.
Why? Due to the fact that the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is an impartial window rating group. Its neutral rating is derived when they receive product information from window manufacturers about their windows and the glass and other materials used. The NFRC then rates each window according to these four criteria:
- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
- Visible Transmittance
- Air Leakage
Each factor’s rating is printed on the NFRC label attached to all new windows to aid customers when looking for the best replacement windows.
With replacement windows, more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better.
It can be a challenge to compare a window by price. The bulk of windows are typically manufactured at facilities using the same materials, processes, and standards. There are wonderful windows available right now that are equivalent to their competitors’ products but cost a lot less!
The price is decided by the vendor, and in our region of Central North Carolina, windows from competitors close by are frequently available for hundreds of dollars more than the windows we sell. At The Window Source of Raleigh, we think that happy customers are more likely to tell their friends and neighbors about us if they think the price of their windows is reasonable.
Triple-pane windows aren’t always the best choice for everyone.
It might come as a shock, but “better” isn’t necessarily the best option when it comes to window replacement. Although triple-pane windows frequently offer better insulation and soundproofing, they might be more than is needed.
Why? Because you might not need the additional benefit of increased insulation or a decrease in outside noise. Speak to one of our window experts to determine whether the additional cost is justifiable.
Don’t subject yourself to high-pressure sales tactics.
Like when buying a car or picking new furniture, it’s important to avoid high pressure sales tactics when making decisions on the best window replacements. Although less prevalent than in years past, these kinds of sales techniques still plague our industry.
High-pressure sales techniques are designed to create a sense of urgency. As an example: customers have heard this from sales representatives, “We just sold a large condominium association 350 windows. I might be able to include your windows in the deal and get you a discount from the manufacturer, but I’d have to have a commitment today.”
Know that you will never hear us say that when purchasing new replacement windows or doors from The Window Source of Raleigh. We want you to feel comfortable and find the best product at the best price when working with our company.
You’re entitled to a quality installation.
Many people are unaware of how important the window installation process is to the project as a whole. If gaps aren’t properly sealed and the window isn’t well positioned, you run the risk of losing temperature control close to the window’s frame.
We only utilize trained craftspeople who fill any gaps between the frame and the wall with low expansion spray foam to ensure a precise fit.
When you purchase your new replacement windows and doors from The Window Source of Raleigh, you can count on the best!