Of Course Brands Matter…Don’t They?
Just as in any other product that you can think of, there are window brands all along the spectrum of quality from builder grade (entry-level) to the absolute pinnacle of premium. Windows follow the same standards as carmakers and electronics, you can get a 65 inch TV for a few hundred dollars or a few thousand dollars. What’s the difference? Quality, plain and simple. The old adage, “You get what you pay for.” wins again.
That being said, it’s a lot less about a specific window brand and much more about specific lines within a brand. For example, it’s not that Pella is better than Windsor is better than Andersen across the board. Each window brand will have differences in their processes or materials but they also have a lot in common. Glass, for example; most premium window makers in the U.S. use the same glass which is made by Cardinal Glass.
You’re better of when it comes to your window shopping if you’re able to compare window brands. If window maker “A” shows up at your home and demos the only window they carry, of course, they’re going to make a case that it’s the best window on the market. But you’ve got one shot at this and you need to step back, take your time, and get it right.
As you spend time comparing window lines you’re going to start to realize what features really matter to you. And that is why we carry over a dozen brands of Maybe realistic grids matter to you, or color options might be the most important thing. As you add what matters and remove what doesn’t you’re building you’re perfect window and now you need to find someone who first, makes it and, second, carries it.
This brings us to what may be the brand that matters most, the window company.
Do Window Companies Matter?
The window company really does matter. Think of it like this…a good window, with a bad installation, is a bad window. If it doesn’t function like it’s designed then the extra money you forked out for a premium product just went down the drain. The quality and workmanship of a window is the most important consideration of your entire project.
At Houston Window Experts, we recognize this and it’s what sets us apart from our competitors. It’s the reason that you use employee installers, not subcontractors. We demand the best from our people and we use the best materials available. It’s our goal to make sure that you and your home are treated with dignity and respect, the same way that we’d want to be treated.
We are, by no means, perfect but if we encounter a problem or make a mistake; we are going to do what it takes to make things right again. Call today, for an in-home consultation and see for yourself what makes Houston Window Experts different.