29 Apr

8 things to consider when replacing your windows.

As the beautiful weather continues and we begin to do our spring cleaning and open up our windows, now is the time to conduct a review of your windows. Over the winter, damage from the harsh elements may have occurred putting you at risk for things like water damage, structural damage and mold. If you find yourself needing to replace your windows or have already made that decision, we want to help. At 3 Bidz Windows, our goal is to provide you, our current and potential customers with the information you need. Here are 8 things to consider when replacing your windows:

  1. What is the current condition of your windows? Look for damage caused by the elements.
  2. Have you noticed a difference in your heating and cooling bills? This may be an indication of efficiency loss occurring through your windows and patio doors.
  3. Was your home built prior to 1978? If so, you may have issues with asbestos and additional testing and mitigation may be required.
  4. Do you still like the look for your windows? There are many styles, types and colors on the market today. A simple change in windows may give your home the new feel you are looking for.
  5. Consider what type of windows you want and your options. You can choose from wood, vinyl, aluminum and more.
  6. Give some thought to the amount of maintenance you are willing to do. Some windows and doors require painting and caulking while others on the market are virtually maintenance free.
  7. Have you experience condensation or ice build-up in between your double pane windows or on the inside of your windows. If so, this could be a reason for replacement windows.
  8. Replacing the windows and doors in your home can increase your curb appeal as well as your home value.

Once you have determined your needs, contact a provider such as 3 Bidz Windows to review your options and receive a quote. Be sure to read reviews, both for the provider as well as the manufacturer.  At 3 Bidz Windows, we will provide you with up to three free quotes so you can compare different products as well as different manufactures to find the best price and styles that you desire.

The bottom line is that you have options. If you feel you need to replace your windows, don’t just settle for the first quote or the first window you see at the local home improvement store. These options may end up being what you choose, but know that so much goes in to selecting the right windows and patio doors for you. It’s not just about a window. It’s about energy efficiency, style, color, maintenance, curb appeal, home value and more. With all of these areas impacted, you owe it to yourself to check out all your options to make the best decision. And at 3 Bidz Windows, we give you our promise. We will help you find what works best for you and deliver prompt service and excellent customer service.

Want to learn more? Contact us today at 970-219-6940 to get your free quote started. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Best,

Rusty

3 BIDZ WINDOWS is a replacement windows and patio door company that provides top quality products at an affordable price. We provide you with a free quote offering you three options to choose the best product and manufacture for your home improvement needs. Contact us today at Rusty@3-Bidz.com. And find us on Face Book and LinkedIn.

19 Apr

Replacement window tip: How to avoid high pressure sales tactics.

Window replacement. Replacement windows.We’ve all probably been there. You go in to a store to compare prices for a product you are interested in getting and you walk out having purchased the latest and greatest veggie slicer with diamond accents for $79.99. And you don’t eat vegetables! The same thing can easily happen when looking at replacing your windows. In today’s blog, I’m going to give you a replacement window tip on how to avoid high pressure sales tactics.

It’s a common practice. Big chains greet you when you enter the store and show you the newest windows on the market and upsell you on the grand features. After a whirlwind tour and lots of information tossed your way, the sales person simply asks, “OK, which ones can I get ordered for you today? We will have them installed within a week.” And you are spinning from all the information you have received. The salesperson has offered you a great deal and you don’t want to miss out on their special that expires tonight. So you order the windows and walk out of the store wondering what just happened. Unfortunately, their tactic has worked. Their hope is that if they can get you to sign a contract immediately, you will never know that you most likely over-paid or are getting a sub quality product for the same price others offer better quality windows at.

When in these high pressure situations, it’s common that prices have been inflated 25 to 50 percent to allow for “BIG discounts” if you make a decision right away. The problem is, these “BIG discounts” are often just bringing the price down to the standard level and you really are not getting a discount at all. Any reputable dealer will give you at least a few days to make a sound decision rather than one based on emotion to get their big deal.

What I recommend is that you get at least 2-3 bids on replacement windows and patio doors. There are multiple companies offering great products and you owe it to yourself to see what is on the market before making a big purchase. Depending on the number of windows in your home, replacing windows can be a multi-thousand dollar investment and you want to know you are getting the best window at the best price.

These bids can be from the same manufacturer or from multiple manufacturers. The key is to get quotes for different product lines, various materials and different styles. Take in to consideration what will look best in your home, but also what is going to give you the best efficiency in keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. By looking at the options, you are going to be an informed consumer and will feel confident that you made the best decision possible. Don’t get caught up in high pressure sales tactics. Just thank them for their information and turn around and leave. Find another company that supports your need for information and one that is willing to spend time with you to discuss the options available to you. If I were a chef, I most likely wouldn’t get my knives from the freebie demonstration table at my local market. I would rely on industry reviews, recommendations and information from sources in the know. The same goes when replacing your windows and patio doors. Trust those that do this for a living, not just an occasional add on to paint, potting soil and lawn mowers.

At 3 Bidz Windows, I’ve been helping my customers for over 20 years find the best quality replacement windows and patio doors to fit their needs. I would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and talk with you about your goals for your home improvement needs. We work with National and Colorado window manufacturers that stand behind their product. Trust us to help you find an affordable and quality product you will be proud to have for many years to come. Give us a call or send us an email. I look forward to talking with you soon.

3 BIDZ WINDOWS is a replacement windows and patio door company that provides top quality products at an affordable price. We provide you with a free quote offering you three options to choose the best product and manufacture for your home improvement needs. Contact us today at Rusty@3-Bidz.com. And find us on Face Book and LinkedIn.