As a homeowner, you might be thinking about which brand you should go for when replacing your windows or patio doors. This isn’t always easy as there are several brands. And, with all of them offering similar products, you’d probably think that it won’t matter if you choose to go for a cheaper and lesser-known brand.
The quality of windows you install in your home makes a big difference, and choosing to cut corners will only lead to more issues down the road. Here’s what our team at Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis has to say.
Why Window Brands Matter
Off-brand companies may offer warranties, but will often fail to honor them. They might even offer warranties and end up not being in business long enough to honor them. And, even if you think window brands don’t matter, other people won’t likely share the same opinion. This can become difficult if you’re planning to sell your home later on when a potential buyer finds out you’ve installed windows from unknown manufacturers.
When you choose to get your sliding patio doors and window products from well-known brands, you can be sure that what you’re getting passes a certain standard of quality. This is especially true for older and more established brands as they’ve stayed in business after weathering various economic storms.
How You can Choose a Good Window Brand
If you’re looking for a good window contractor for your replacement job, you can start by checking out the National Fenestration Rating Council® (NFRC) list of window companies and manufacturers. The non-profit NFRC is an industry group composed of members of the window manufacturing industry. This list can help you narrow down the choices to only the brands that are top rated. By choosing windows from NFRC members, you’ll get a certain level of quality that you won’t really find with lesser-known window companies.
When it comes to installing windows and French doors, Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis is the name you can trust. Call us at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our convenient contact form. We serve St. Louis and neighboring areas.