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5 Window Installation Tips When Shopping for Windows in East Texas

Trust These Window Installation Tips from The Window Source

In the window industry, there can be a lot of hype, which has given rise to some widespread consumer myths. So that you can choose the windows that best suit your needs and make the best buying decisions, we want to share our knowledge with you. See our recommendations below for more on how to compare windows before making a purchase.

1. Be sure to read the NFRC label.

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), an impartial body that rates windows and accepts product submissions from major window manufacturers, ranks each window based on four parameters (given below). Use the NFRC label that is printed and affixed to all windows to evaluate each product fairly and consistently.

When comparing products, the NFRC label is the most crucial factor to take into account and details how a particular window rates on:

  • U-Factor
  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
  • Visible Transmittance
  • Air Leakage

2. With windows and window replacements, more expensive doesn’t mean better.

There are excellent window replacement solutions that are far less expensive than the competition, yet basically the same in terms of quality and energy efficiency!

The majority of windows are produced using the same materials, procedures, and specifications at the same facilities! The vendor sets a large portion of the price, and many may attempt to deceive you into believing that their windows are more expensive or of higher quality than they actually are. While they are essentially identical windows, some window replacements in Eastern Texas have been sold for hundreds of dollars more than our windows.
The difference is that we think our economically priced windows are simply of greater quality and value. In addition, we offer excellent customer service and superior design skills. Click here to request a free estimate from The Window Source of Eastern Texas.

3. Don’t be swayed by high-pressure sales tactics.

It’s important to be cautious of high pressure sales techniques whether you’re purchasing a car or making improvements to your home. These sales methods are still practiced today, despite the fact that they are not as common as they previously were in the 1980s and 1990s.

Frequently in the window industry, high pressure sales tactics use the urgency factor to try to illicit a buying decision. As an example: “We recently sold 250 windows to a local condominium association. If I order your windows at the same time as these windows, I can get a volume discount from the manufacturer and pass those savings along to you…but, I’d need to know immediately.”

Whatever your plan, it’s important to look around for the very best price and have confidence in the business and the team you’ll be working with on your project.

4. Believe it or not — triple-pane windows are not the best fit for everyone.

Although triple-pane windows frequently offer better insulation and soundproofing than double-pane windows, they might not be the ideal choice for you. Why? because the additional increase in insulation or decrease in outside noise may not be necessary, and the increased cost may outweigh the advantages.
Triple-pane windows are ideal for the Northern Environment Zones, but they might be too much for our Eastern Texas environment. ENERGY STAR® published a chart with the recommended U-Factors for various locales — triple-pane windows have a U-Factor of .25 or less (the lower the U-Factor the more energy efficient) which may be too much for our location. Why pay for more than you need. Ask one of our talented and experienced experts for a truthful answer.

5. Make sure you get a quality installation.

The most crucial step would appear to be choosing the proper window, and after you’ve selected a window with sufficient insulation, everything should work out.

You might be surprised to learn that the installation is just as crucial as the window itself!

Your total energy efficiency may suffer if a window is not installed properly and gaps are not properly sealed. Your installation professional should use low expansion spray foam to cover any gaps between the frame and the wall.

If you believe that your windows may not have been installed correctly or you’re worried that your heat or cool air is escaping, our professionals can do an examination for you. We are always happy to check for leaks.

Call our experts at The Window Source of East Texas today for a free estimate!