What IS a ‘replacement window’?
The term replacement window is used to distinguish our windows from those made for homes being newly built. Typically, replacement windows are NOT made in standard sizes…but instead, are each built to specific, custom sizes to accommodate your home. All Window Depot USA windows are made to custom sizes, to fit your home.
How do I compare different replacement windows?
Replacement windows can be considered to be the most important energy-saving appliance in your home. We encourage you to speak with more than one replacement window company; to compare and contrast product and service offerings…and to become as educated as you possibly can before making this investment. When comparing windows, we suggest scrutinizing and comparing the following: Raw Materials (PVC), Hardware and option design, Aesthetics, Ease of operation, Strength and Sturdiness…and most importantly, Energy Efficiency as validated by the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC). Window Depot USA would be delighted to provide you with an in-home presentation that touches on all of these topics so that you can make the very best decision possible.
How much energy will we save?
The truthful answer is, we don’t know. In fact, no one knows. This is because there are so many variables to this ‘equation’. The utility savings that you can expect from new replacement windows depends on where you live, the construction of your home, your old windows, and the configurations of the new windows.
In our experience, savings range from 12-27%. But we’re not satisfied with this answer! We want to prove it! How? RESFEN.
The US Department of Energy supports a Window research initiative called RESFEN, which is a computer simulation program that gives us the BEST known estimates for home improvement energy savings. We would be glad to run a RESFEN report for your home, just ask one of our consultants.
Unfortunately, a lot of window companies provide energy savings ‘pledges’, that are NOT based on RESFEN analysis. Why? Because they believe you’ll never take the time to follow up. Sad but true. We don’t believe in that type of approach.
How much do replacement windows cost?
For many years, the cost of replacement windows remained a mystery to the general public. Why? Partly because there are fairly large differences in the quality of some window products, and thus the prices. But, partly because some window companies didn’t WANT you to know. Scary, eh? Unfortunately, there are still replacement window companies that hide their prices, only to reveal them after a long presentation filled with psychological tricks aimed at making sure you cannot say no. They will show you their price…which is typically TWICE our price, if not more. Then they will begin a series of games to lower the price and get you to believe you’re getting a ‘deal’. Now this will probably get us in a lot of trouble with ‘those’ types of companies…but we just don’t care. Replacement windows are an important and wise investment for your home…and you should be treated fairly. Window Depot USA offers several product packages with pricing that is totally up front. It’s printed right on the contract!
How do I know that your products are top quality?
All of our windows are manufactured by one of the 100 largest replacement window manufacturers in America.
All of our replacement window products are tested and certified to Third Party agencies like NFRC, AAMA, and EnergyStar. Our local sales consultant can and will provide you with the certification numbers and references that back up the data. We prove it.
What about all the companies that advertise $189 for any size installed?
In the last several years, you’ve probably seen quite a few companies in Ohio advertise like this. And while Window Depot USA can offer you a window for $189.00, there are a couple of important things to remember and consider. FIRST: Window Depot USA of Cleveland, OH doesn’t just hide behind one low price. We present you with multiple products of varying energy efficiency levels, at upfront package prices. SECOND: When was the last time you received great service and a great product, from the company that was the absolute cheapest? Our guess is NEVER. There is a HUGE difference between cheap prices and FAIR prices. Window Depot USA offers the best combination of price and value in the industry because our prices are incredibly affordable. Our prices are fair…not cheap.