A window may be perfectly designed and built, but many factors such as transportation and the quality of the installation have the potential to undermine the performance of the unit. So, how can you, as a consumer, find a well-designed window that will be transported safely and installed properly in your home?
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, a top window replacement company in the state, shares some tips below.
Choosing a Well-Designed Window
When choosing windows, look for two factors: the manufacturing process consistency and ease of installation. A window that does well in both these categories is likely to have a well-coordinated design.
Supply Chain Consistency
Manufacturers who adopt a centralized value chain instead of delegating parts of the manufacturing process to third-party companies are likely to produce higher-quality windows. From the procurement of raw materials to the window’s assembly, the manufacturer has complete oversight. This enables the manufacturer to implement strict quality control. A window manufactured this way is likely to be more durable than windows assembled via a decentralized manufacturing chain.
Ease of Installation
While most qualified contractors are able to install any window with ease, the installation of a window might take longer if the unit has other preconditions or complex components, e.g., special fixtures and additional accessories. Furthermore, you also need to consider transportation and packaging. After all, the best-designed window is useless if it doesn’t reach your home in one piece.
The most reliable manufacturers employ a one-company accountability approach, overseeing all aspects of the window replacement process, from manufacturing to packaging and transportation, to the installation itself. This is the approach employed by Renewal by Andersen.
Renewal by Andersen of Portland offers top-of-the-line window replacement services. For inquiries about our products, you can call us at (503) 419-3960 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Portland, OR.