GET THE FACTS: Replacement Window Installation | AHT Wisconsin Windows

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To kick off our GET THE FACTS series we’re going to talk about the importance of proper replacement window installation.

Buying replacement windows and doors is an investment you only want to make once. That’s why selecting the right replacement window company and researching the installation process are critical. The installation process is equally as important as the window you select.

You can buy the best window and it will fail if it is installed incorrectly!

We’ll cover the top four things to look for with replacement window installation:

  1. Company Credentials
    The company should be experienced, licensed, lead certified, insured and have a solid rating with the Better Business Bureau.
    It’s a bonus if they are a member of various construction-related organizations and have won industry related awards.
  2. Workmanship Warranty
    To protect yourself and your investment demand a workmanship or installation Bay Window Green Baywarranty. The workmanship warranty covers the installation process while a manufacturer warranty covers the product only. If a company isn’t willing to provide this, keep looking! Having a warranty for both installation and the replacement window makes sure you are fully covered if you have a warranty claim down the road.
  3. Subcontractor vs. Company Employee
    This is something that is commonly overlooked, and you might think it doesn’t matter who the person installing the window works for. It matters! An article by Remodeling Magazine reinforces the reason most window companies don’t hire a sub-contractor for window installation. Sub-contractors go from job site to job site – one day they could pour a foundation, install a floor, drywall, tile or windows. You want to hire an expert whose sole focus is window installation. You also want to make sure the person installing your new replacement windows is
    certified by the manufacturer to install that brand of window, failure to do this could result in warranty headaches down the road.
  4. Installation Process
    Look for a company who provides comprehensive installation.
    This should include:
    – Removal and disposal of your existing windows
    – Replacement of any wood, if needed
    – Installation the new window – plumb and true
    – Insulating and sealing to make everything airtight and watertight
    – Installing exterior wrap/trim
    – Jobsite clean up
    – Demonstrate how to operate your new replacement windows
    – Provide workmanship and manufacturer warranty information

Let’s see how AHT Wisconsin Windows stacks up in the four critical areas:

  1. Company Credentials
    Experience: We have been helping Wisconsin homeowners save up to 40% on their heating and
    cooling costs since 1967.
    Licenses & Certifications: Licensed, insured, lead trained and certified and certified by WI Division of Safety and Buildings
    Member of: Madison Area Home Builders Association (MABA), Brown County Home Builders
    Association (BCHBA), WI Builders Association, National Remodeling Industry (NARI), Valley Home Builders Association (VHBA)
    Better Business Bureau: A+ rating
    Awards: Energy Star “Most Efficient” replacement window since 2014, Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Home Improvement Companies 17 years in a row, OKNA Platinum Dealer
  2. Workmanship Warranty
    50-year workmanship and manufacturer warranties. These warranties are not prorated and are fully transferrable if you sell your home
  3. Subcontractor vs. Company Employee
    All installers are employees of AHT Wisconsin Windows, not subcontractors, and are fully insured and AHTI factory trained.
  4. Installation Process
    Professional installation always includes:
    – Removal and disposal of your existing windows
    – Replacement of any wood, if needed
    – Installation the new window – plumb and true
    – Insulating and sealing to make everything airtight and watertight
    – Installing exterior wrap / trim
    – Jobsite clean up
    – Demonstrate how to operate your new replacement windows
    – Provide workmanship and manufacturer warranty information
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AHT Wisconsin Windows proudly serves the following areas: Appleton, Waunakee, Picture Window AppletonOshkosh, Algoma, Verona, Scofield and surrounding areas. Call AHT Wisconsin Windows today at 866-367- 6560 to find out if we service your area.

We have partnerships with a variety of lenders who will work with you to find a payment that is comfortable for your budget and make your home improvement dream a reality.

Make sure to take advantage of our special offers prior to your appointment!

Call us today at 866-367- 6560 or click here to schedule your free, no obligation in-home consultation with our experts to hear more about our solid core composite windows and how we can make window replacement comfortable for any budget.