A Guide to Purchasing Replacement Windows

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Replacing windows on occasion is simply part of being a homeowner. Whether your windows just get old, become damaged somehow, or stop operating efficiently, buying replacements is something you’ll likely become familiar with over a lifetime of homeownership. If the time has come for you to replace any of the windows in your home, you might be wondering where to go to make your purchase. This is especially true for those who have never had to buy replacement windows before. Here, you will learn about some of the stores that carry replacement windows and what perks each of them can offer you.

Lowe’s – At this hardware giant, consumers can take advantage of consultations with employees known as project specialists. These individuals are specially trained to assist clients through every step of their upcoming home improvement project, no matter how complex it may be. If you wanted to work with a project specialist on your replacement window job, for instance, you would schedule a consultation by calling your local store or using Lowe’s online system, meet with your project specialist, and work with him or her to select the ideal windows for your home.

One of the downsides to choosing Lowe’s for your residential window purchase is that they only offer 1-year warranties standard. If you are interested in a more extended warranty, you can probably obtain one, but it will cost you extra money. If having a lifetime warranty on your new windows is one of your top priorities, Lowe’s probably isn’t right for you.

Home Depot – Although Home Depot doesn’t have dedicated project specialists, they do have extremely satisfied window installation clients, to the tune of nearly 80%. Home Depot’s window warranty is significantly better than the one Lowe’s offered, with all window purchases coming standard with lifetime craftsmanship warranties and all window hardware, including screens, boasting double-lifetime warranties.

The primary downside to working with Home Depot is that you won’t have access to a project specialist explicitly assigned to you. This does not mean, however, that you won’t have help. The employees at your local store should be able to provide you with any assistance you require as you shop for your new windows.

Local window installation professionals – Whether you live in a rural area of the Carolinas that doesn’t have any major retailers or you would simply prefer to support local businesses, independent window installation companies that operate in your area are another great option. Before you choose one, make sure you research which businesses have the best reputations and find out what sorts of perks are available. Every company will be slightly different, so it’s important to spend time learning about all of your options.

At Hatch Homes, we serve families throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. We would be thrilled to handle your next replacement window installation job! Simply call our office to schedule a preliminary consultation. We are here to answer any questions you may have and to help you throughout your project. We look forward to getting started with you soon!

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