In a Home Improvements Survey reported online last July, Consumer Reports said that respondents who used an installer recommended by the window manufacturer were more satisfied overall than those who used contractors employed or recommended by a Big Box home improvement retailer.
Many major window manufacturers, including Andersen, Marvin, and Pella, train and certify installers for their specific products. In fact, deviating from your window manufacturer’s recommendations can void the warranty, because even the most premium windows cannot deliver the look, comfort, or savings you expect if installed poorly.
Consumer Reports recommends that before work begins, you should find and read the installation instructions online for the windows you’ve chosen. Then, check that the installer plans to follow those instructions exactly, including such details as the type, amount, and placement of flashing and insulation.
Also look for certification from the American Window & Door Institute.
Did You Know?
Genesis Exteriors craftsmen have been providing quality remodeling services to Dane County and South Central Wisconsin homeowners and businesses since 2004, having completed over 1000 exterior remodeling projects in the last five years alone: roofs, siding, windows, doors, and gutters. Our crew supervisors have a minimum of 15 years experience each. In addition we are:
- Licensed, bonded, and insured in the State of Wisconsin
- Recipient of the Angie’s List® Super Service Award in 2010 and 2011
- Registered in Wisconsin under the S & B Building Contractor Program, which ensures that all work completed at your home or business will meet the latest state codes and building requirements (registration #10657 d.b.a. Everyday Interiors)