I do it myself?"
A: If you’re a reasonably
handy home repair person, you can install
your own windows, but there are many things
that we have learned over the years that literally
make it a safer bet to have us do the installation
for you. Additionally, there are several ways
the interior and/or exterior might be “finished”.
These suggestions will be made by our specialist
when he or she visits with you and has an
opportunity to review your specific installation
conditions and hear your ideas for the look
you have in mind.(top)
a Home Improvement Warehouse install the windows
I buy from them?"
A: Those types of
retailers generally provide you with a list
of local contractors from which you can choose
an independent installer. The Home Improvement
Warehouse is not responsible for the actions,
or inactions, of those installers. If you
have any concerns or complaints, you must
deal with the installer, not the retailer
who sold the windows.(top)
kind of warranty do you offer?"
A: You will have both the
manufacturer’s material warranty and
a labor warranty from us. We are licensed
General Contractors with over 25 years of
experience and we are proud of our reputation
for quality installations and service. In
addition to the manufacturer's warranty against
material failures or defects, we, the contractor,
warrant our installation workmanship to you
for as long as we're in business.
long will it take to install my new windows?"
really depends on how many windows, are there
any doors involved, single or multi-story
dwelling, were any special modifications ordered,
and so on. But a typical project can be installed
in one or two days with all job-related debris
AND the old windows removed from your property.
will replacing my old windows save me money?"
A: The fact is that
older windows, be they wood,
aluminum or steel, are the biggest
single cause of energy loss in the
home. They can, therefore, be the best opportunity
to save energy; as much as 30% when replaced
with properly installed new, vinyl or fiberglass
dual-glazed LoE windows.
will replacing my old windows improve the
comfort of my home?"
A: New, dual-glazed
energy-efficient windows will give you a quieter
interior, improve homeowner security, and
dramatically increase the thermal barrier
to your home, helping to maintain the interior
temperatures and comfort level for less cost
and with less wear and tear to existing heating
and/or air conditioning equipment. (top)
I decide to sell, will new windows increase
A: They certainly
will, provided you selected a quality brand
and had them properly installed by a licensed
contractor, and it doesn’t hurt when
you can provide the subsequent homeowner with
a transferable warranty, either. (top)
if someone gets hurt while working on a job
on my property?"
A: Each of our workers is
covered under our company’s $1,000,000
Worker’s Compensation policy.
You are not at risk of damages whether your
homeowner’s insurance covers you or
this work require a permit?"
answer varies from city to city and may be
contingent upon whether or not enlargements
or modifications are a part of the work ordered.
It is safer to assume that a permit
is required unless told otherwise
by your community’s Department of Building
and Safety. We are licensed, bonded and insured
contractors and will take all required precautions
to comply with state codes and city ordinances.
about the 'egress code' if my windows are
A: Most homes were built
to the standards of their day, but codes evolve
with experience. If your existing windows
do not meet today’s standards, you are
not compelled to upgrade them UNLESS you make
a change. Egress codes were written
for the safety of your family. Why
would you not want to do all that is possible
to provide them with emergency egress? We
cannot compromise on this standard, even if
no permit is required. Do it right
or don’t do it at all. (click
here for more info on Egress Code compliance)