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Let The Consumer Beware…

A couple of months ago I posted an article on the Jantek Windows blog that stressed the importance of consumers vetting any contractor that they are considering for their replacement window and patio door project. Last month a very high profile event occurred in the replacement window and door industry that underscores the intent of that article.
As a replacement window shopper, you may know that there are four types of replacement window and patio door frame material types: vinyl,  wood, metal and composite. Below is a detailed comparison of these four replacement window and patio door types, including the pros and cons of each. You can check out our article on comparing
Ok, so you’ve finally decided this is the year for replacement windows and patio doors in your home or building. Great! I want you to know this article is specifically written for you, the replacement window and patio door shopper. Because buying replacement windows and patio doors is something we don’t get much practice at,
Of course Energy Savings and Comfort are two very important criteria as you determine the best replacement window and patio door type and brand for your project.  But how do you compare the ability of the different types, styles and prices of windows to deliver on that important objective?  Vinyl clad wood windows, Metal windows,
Energy consumption affects the Philosophical, Financial, Physical and Social aspects of  our lives.  It is the end result of a balancing act, or a value equation that we use in considering the method, the cost, the quality, and the environmental impact of how we live.
by Frank Giuseppini As you do your research on the product portion of your replacement window and patio door project, you have probably read or heard some window retailers state that the window and patio door products they are quoting utilize a “Warm Edge Spacer.”  So why is that important?  Well, let’s explore what warm edge spacers
“Wow!” you say, as you come to the realization that you have a lot of choices as to the style, brands and materials that you select for your replacement window project.  As we covered in our article on The Cost of Replacement Windows and Patio Doors  there are distinct differences in the cost of replacement windows and
If you’re going to purchase replacement windows and patio doors its very important that any window or patio door you consider be certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).  There a two reasons why.

Replacement Window and Patio Door Financing

Now that you have decided that you want and need to do a replacement window project, the next step is to figure out how you will pay for it. The replacement window project financing question is something that you can answer only after considering all the available ways to pay for your project against your
       By Frank Giuseppini Do you like the idea of having new affordable and energy efficient vinyl replacement windows and patio doors but aren’t sure what is involved in the installation process?   With us at Jantek Windows being the only vinyl replacement window and patio door manufacturer with employee based installation experience (more than 500,000
  By Frank Giuseppini If you are seriously considering a replacement window project, you’ve probably discovered that there are a lot of decisions to make! At the top of this list stands one preeminent question: How do I select a reputable replacement window contractor? This question is so important because the expertise and integrity of
By Frank Giuseppini I recently came to the conclusion that even in this “age of Google,” it is still difficult for consumers to do online up front research on what it will cost to replace the windows and patio doors in their home or business.  Replacement windows and patio door companies’ websites tout their discounts
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