Step 4 – Buying Replacement Windows for Your Home

September 18, 2014

Step 4- Ask for Energy Star Ratings… 

Consumer Ratings recommends taking 7 simple steps to make your purchase easier and more satisfying.  This article explores the 4th Step of the process of buying replacement windows for your home or business…

7 Steps to New Windows 

1)       Visit a Local Showroom
2)       Ask for References
3)       Schedule an In-home Appointment
4)       Ask for Energy Star Ratings
5)       Ask for Design Pressure Ratings
6)       Ask to see the Warranty
7)       Get a Written Contract

By now your list of potential contractors to replace your window is shorter because you have taken the first 3 steps to buying new windows and have:

  1. Visited showrooms and selected only contractors you feel comfortable having work on your home
  2. Asked for, received and checked local references
  3. Scheduled In-Home appointments with your short list of replacement window specialists 

Now, it is time to narrow which window product will meet your energy efficiency needs by comparing Energy Star Rating Stickers.

Energy Star Stickers tell you how much energy
one window will save compared to another.  
They’re like the “Miles per Gallon Sticker” for your car and
Protect the Consumer from Fraud …

Read “MPG for Windows”   by Mark Milanese, Door & Window Market Magazine

Mark Milanese writes articles for DWM/Shelter magazine.

“MPG for Windows”, by Mark Milanese

Download 4th Step to Buying Replacement Windows