The quality of windows and the NFRC rating are integral to how well they will perform; however, selecting the right contractor for installation is just as important to the process.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) July 25, 2015
In Columbus, Ohio, replacement windows can be a substantial investment for homeowners. Consumers have a lot to consider when it comes to budgeting for the initial cost of materials and installation and the long-term management of heating and cooling costs in the home. The Window Source of Columbus, an Ohio-based window installation company, advises consumers to take into consideration five key questions to ask when selecting a contractor:
1. Is the Columbus, Ohio window installation company licensed, bonded and insured in the state?
The Window Source of Columbus president advises consumers to ask this question because there are a number of contractors who tout extremely low prices based on the fact that the work is completed without proper training and the necessary protection for the consumer if anything on the project goes awry. This can get more costly down the road as consumers realize the work is shoddy, unbacked, and will need repair.
2. How big is the Columbus, Ohio window company?
Worth suggests consumers beware of large window installation companies because the cost of overhead, huge marketing budgets, and large showrooms are generally reflected in the price of the windows. The president of The Window Source of Columbus believes that smaller-to-mid-size window installation companies have the best price points and experience in the field based on lower overhead and a commitment to customer service. The Window Source, for example, carries the name and brands for quality, but each is owned independently by dedicated, experienced window installation professionals wishing to cut costs for the consumer and focus on exceptional products and customer service.
3. What is the time-table for the window installation process?
Worth advises consumers to ask this question because window installation can drag on if the contractor is not committed to a time-table. Generally, Worth suggests ten windows per day is a reasonable expectation depending on the complexity of the work.
4. Are the Columbus, Ohio replacement windows backed by a warranty and is the service guaranteed?
Worth provides consumers with a lifetime guarantee on products, accident warranty, and a LOW price guarantee. The president of the window company suggests that all products and service should have a guarantee because the consumer should always feel confident in the purchase for a lifetime.
5. What is the NFRC rating for the Columbus, Ohio windows being offered?
The Window Source of Columbus carries windows that are Energy Star Rated, or below .3 on a rating scale demonstrating energy efficiency. Worth advises consumers to look for the voluntary National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) sticker in order to select products. The rating helps consumers make an informed decision based on quality, energy savings, and investment.
The Window Source President, Craig Worth comments, “For the most part, consumers can go from one window installation company to the next and see similar products and materials at competitive prices. The quality of windows and the NFRC rating are integral to how well they will perform; however, selecting the right contractor for installation is just as important to the process. The return on investment rests on the how well the windows are installed, the contractor’s process, and if that contractor stands behind the work with warranties, guarantees, and a commitment to service.”
To learn more about how to select a qualified window installation contractor, call 614-330-5996.
About The Window Source of Columbus
The Window Source of Columbus is an independently owned window installation company based in Columbus, Ohio. With over 30 years of experience selling and installing windows throughout Columbus, Ohio, The Window Source of Columbus provides high quality products and services for a life-time of comfort and return on investment. The Window Source of Columbus is located at 175 South Third Street, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
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