Replacement Windows in Paris, ON
Paris is a small town that sits on the banks of the Nith and Grand Rivers. It got its’ name back in the late 1700’s when gypsum was discovered along the banks of the rivers and gypsum is one of the key ingredients when making plaster of paris, hence the name and it stuck. The town has been nicknamed the ‘Cobblestone Capital’ of the country because the town has a large number of cobblestone homes that have survived centuries and still stand in the town. Paris has another claim to fame that is at the crux of our communications, the first long distance call was made from Brantford to Paris after Alexander Graham Bell invented wire communications and the world was set free from letter writing as a form of communications. In its current incarnation, Paris is a small town that boasts small town values and a friendly nature. The streets are dotted with cafes and stores that exist in buildings that are over 100 years old giving Paris that quaint feeling of a life gone by. The town has a mixed local economy and tourism is a big draw from the local municipalities, with the Paris Fair being the biggest draw. Every year over 100.000 visitors descend upon the small town to view exhibits and agricultural displays that highlight what life was like over 100 years ago.
Development has come slowly to Paris and the locals are very protective of the culture and lifestyle that has been cultivated over many years and aren’t extremely anxious to trade their small town way of life for the bright lights of the big city.
Many heritage homes still stand in Paris and when replacement windows in Paris is necessary to bring one of those homes up to an energy efficient standards, Paris residents call AM Window & Door Solutions to meet the challenges of a window replacement in Paris. Our company has been directing local residents to the best products for replacement windows in Paris with good advice and great products when they need replacement windows in Paris. For replacement windows in Paris, we obtain the best products available and they come from our partners at Vinylbilt Windows and Doors. When you choose us to provide your replacements windows in Paris, you are in good hands. Our supplier, Vinylbilt has four decades of experience manufacturing Canadian-built windows for replacement windows in Paris and their experience shows in the quality of the products they supply. The reason we are so successful as a windows and doors company comes from our satellite company AM Roofing Solutions. We learned that quality can never be compromised and our customers are our life’s blood so we provide the best work for replacement windows in Paris that relies on excellent products and quality workmanship.
A contractor is the first need on your list when you decide it is time for replacement windows in Paris. The question becomes where to draw the talent pool from to make an informed decision for replacement windows in Paris. You can create a list of local contractors who have an established reputation for replacements windows in the area as a jumping off point. The benefit of this approach allows a homeowner to review previous work with an eye for quality. Too, the networking opportunity that is presented is a boon for a homeowner when he or she can obtain feedback from other customers. They say the best advertising is word of mouth and this is a time when you should be seeking the advice of others who have had windows replaced by the contractor you are considering.
If the contractor you are interviewing provides a ridiculously low estimate for the work, you may have stumbled upon a seasonal contractor. What that means is he doesn’t have insurance for the work he performs and he isn't holding a license for his work. Nowadays, contractors will have their license number stenciled on their service trucks as a form of validation for the customer – if you are hesitant to use the contractor – check his licensing to reassure yourself before you sign anything.
Once you have the initial details satisfied, you can move on to the who – as in who will provide the work for your replacement windows. Some contractors have their own crews employed to serve as the labour necessary for the work, while others will employ a subcontracting crew to take over the labour component of the installation.
Maintain continuity and use the contractor who has a crew at the ready for the work – it differentiates the contractor and demonstrates a commitment that might not otherwise be apparent with a contractor who uses a subcontracting group.
Another detail that needs to be clarified is that of the warranty for the job as a whole. For replacement windows in Paris, there are two warranties that need to be fleshed out. One for labour – at AM Window & Door Solutions we have a 10-year labour warranty – and one for materials – Vinylbilt has a 25-year product guarantee. Use your best judgment when discussing warranties with a contractor and make sure the warranties you get are what you understood at the time of the consultation.
The final detail for the replacement windows in Paris is the written estimate, it should have all the costs detailed line by line and it is the master document that will govern the job. Avoid a contractor who asks you to sign a promissory note as that indicates the job hasn’t been fully costed and the overruns are the homeowner’s to assume.
In the past windows were manufactured for design and no so much for energy efficiency and if your windows are 10-years-old or more, you don’t have energy efficient windows. If your windows are draughty or have a great deal of condensation build-up, you can safely assume that these problems won’t go away and will only get worse over time. This is one of the big indicators that replacement windows are needed. Many people don’t know this but, more than 50 per cent of home’s energy budget is devoted to heating and cooling a home and when you have leaky windows, you are wasting precious dollars heating and cooling the outdoors.
At this point, a well-placed call to us at AM Window & Door Solutions will be the first step to solving your inefficient window problems. Our consultants will investigate your situation and show you windows that solve the problems. Once he has had his say, a written estimate will be provided to the customer to make a decision. Our partner Vinylbilt has many styles, styles, and types of windows to help make your house a home and you can customize your choices to meet the character and design of your home.
Upgrading your windows to energy efficient, money saving windows that will return the costs through savings over time isn’t an if proposition but a when, and we will be there to help.
Contact us at AM Window & Door Solutions for help choosing the best energy efficient windows that will stand up to weather events that Ontario is famous for. Call us today for a consultation that comes with no obligation and a free estimate at 1.519.668.1555.