When you’re looking into getting new windows or doors for your Irvine home, you might have a lot of questions. First and foremost, many homeowners want to know how long it will take between the time they purchase their new investment and when they are installed. This is called the ‘lead time’ and depending on which company you choose, that lead time could be months, or a matter of a couple of weeks.
At Pacific Shores Windows and Doors, our lead time for most vinyl window installations is just 2 weeks. That means you could have brand new windows in your Irvine home within just a couple of short weeks!
What are some other common questions that homeowners have when they begin to look into replacing the windows and doors in their home?
What do you have to do when the installers are scheduled to come to your home?
Depending on the nature of your furniture and possessions, it’s always helpful to move anything that is close to the windows you’re having replaced, but we understand that it’s not always possible for people to do this, so our installers are more than willing and able to help move furniture. We always provide drop cloths that will protect your floors during the installation process. The goal for Pacific Shores Windows and Doors is to leave behind brand new windows and doors, and nothing else when we leave.
How long does the window and door installation process take?
Generally, the average home in Irvine will take between one to two days to complete the installation of all windows and doors. If you’re only replacing a couple of windows, then expect it to be complete in one day. Of course, larger, more complex windows will take longer to complete and as a result, you should expect more time to replace all of those windows.
We would be able to give you a more accurate estimate on how long it will take to replace the windows and doors in your home once you know which ones and how many you’re going to replace.
What is the extra charges involved in window installation?
As with most services, you’re going to find a wide range of options and costs associated with window and door replacement. Some companies will charge installation fees, and they will then charge for extras. At Pacific Shores Windows and Doors, there is no extra charge for our installers to remove and reinstall most standard window treatments.
This would include the drapery, blinds, curtains, and even the molding around the windows. You should understand that installing the windows does cost money, but unlike many of our competitors, we don’t nickel and dime you for every window treatment that you have in place already.
What kind of warranty do you offer with your windows and doors?
Every window and doors that we sell, from casement windows to double hung windows, bay windows and bow windows, and all other types, as well as entry doors, interior doors, patio doors, and French doors comes with an exceptional manufacturer’s warranty that we honor fully.
As for installation, Pacific Shores Windows and Doors provides one of the best warranties that you’ll find anywhere in the area. We offer you a lifetime warranty for all installations. That means that if something wasn’t done right, or something breaks during the lifetime of your windows and doors, we’ll fix it, as long as it’s related to the installation process.
What happens if I want my own installer to install the windows and doors?
While you can certainly purchase the windows and doors that you want for your Irvine home, you can also choose to have someone else install them. That is your right, but there are some things to consider if you choose to go this route.
First, you want to make sure that the installer you choose is certified and trained to install the brand of windows that you have purchased for your home. While you may have found an independent contractor to install your windows and they have promised to do them for half the price that the company charges, this could end up costing you far more money in the long run. Let us explain why.
There are many contractors in the area who used to work for companies doing all sorts of projects, such as working on new home constructions, renovations, additions, and more. They might not have actually installed windows, but because they know carpentry, they assume that it’s simple. However, with today’s windows and doors, it can be tricky because of the drainage options, cleaning options, and more.
If the windows are not installed properly, and something is not working with the windows, the manufacturer might not honor the warranty. They have the installers from the company that sells the windows trained and certified so that they know all of the intricacies about the specific windows that they offer.
This could mean that you’re going to end up spending more to have the window repaired, and it could add up quickly. That’s why it’s so important to have professional, experienced, and qualified installers doing the actual installation work within your home. We fully endorse our highly trained installers and we believe that you’ll find the cost savings that you might get from hiring an independent contractor to be negligible, and the risk to be far greater.
Now that you have some idea of the common questions that homeowners have when they’re considering new windows and doors for their Irvine home, then it should help you with the process.
What also helps the process is to be able to walk around, view all of the different types of windows and doors that you can choose from, and touch them, open and close them, and make sure that they are just what you’re looking for.
When you agree that this is a great benefit, head down to the Pacific Shores Windows and Doors showroom. It’s one of the largest of its kind and we offer a wide range of manufacturers and brands to choose from, so you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.