What the Experts Wish You Knew About Window Shopping

| November 6, 2017
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Toronto homeowners often find shopping for new windows to be either an exciting or overwhelming time. While the market is filled with inspiring options, the many choices can make it difficult to know which windows are right for your home. This is especially true if it’s your first time shopping for windows and you’re not entirely sure what you should be looking for. The good news is, window shopping doesn’t have to be a challenge. You don’t have to be a window expert to shop like one! We’ve put together a list of our favorite insider tips to help you find Toronto’s very best window selections.

Expert Tip #1: Always Check the Label

When you go food shopping, the best way to know what’s good for you is to check the label. Window shopping is no different. To the naked eye, two windows can be virtually indistinguishable despite having a number of differences when it comes to quality and features. The only way to really tell what you’re taking home is by checking the label. The label can provide you with an abundance of important information including which windows are ENERGY STAR preferred and what their U-factor is. Remember, when checking the label for a window’s U-factor, the lower the number, the better its insulating capabilities.

Expert Tip #2: Don’t Be Fooled By the Price Tag

One of the biggest errors homeowners make while shopping for windows is buying a window you think is high quality simply because it’s more expensive than other options. This is a definite marketing gimmick and often doesn’t reflect the functionality of the window. Often, windows are priced on the higher end simply due to aesthetic appeal. There are plenty of affordable, functional, and attractive window options on the market…you just have to keep your eyes open!

Expert Tip #3: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

No one expects you to know everything there is to know about windows, but you are expected to do your homework. Feel free to ask a window associate about any questions you may have regarding your window project. If they seem to be of little help, then it may be a sign that you’re shopping with the wrong window company! Write down your questions as you go along and don’t be afraid to ask about certain rating systems you may not be familiar with.

The best way to get all the expert tips? By working with an expert, of course! At Magic Windows, you don’t need to pay extra to learn what our window experts know, just schedule one of our free, no pressure, highly informative consultations. You’ll find our team is eager to help you find the right windows in Toronto, ON. Once you’ve finished your consultation, head to our showroom floor where you’ll find a variety of quality window models. To get the ball rolling, pick up the phone and dial 1-866-656-2442 or stop by and meet us at 75 Rowntree Dairy Road Woodbridge, ON L4L 6C8.

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