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Local vs. National Window Companies: Pros and Cons

Replacement windows are a big investment, so it’s important you choose a trustworthy, experienced contractor. You have two general options when initiating your search for a contractor: local companies or national companies.

Today, we list the pros and cons of buying windows from local vs. national window companies.

The Pros and Cons of Buying From Local Window Companies

There are many benefits to buying your windows from a local company. A local company is likely to be more knowledgeable about the products they carry and how they’ll perform in the local climate. Also, you won’t have to deal with middle-men when buying your windows, which can lead to miscommunication and hassle. Finally, local companies understand that their reputation in the community is critical to their ongoing success, which tends to lead to more accountability.

On the downside, local companies may not survive the ups and downs of economic cycles, putting them at risk of going out of business. When that happens, the window contractor may not be around to honor your warranty and they won’t be able to service your window should anything go wrong.

The Pros and Cons of Buying From National Companies

National companies tend to be more stable in the long-term. You can also count on national brands to provide you with a quality product that can last for years to come. If you’re planning to sell your home, investing in windows from a big name brand might make your property more attractive to potential buyers.

One drawback of a national company is that their window products may be more costly to purchase and install compared to local companies. Also, you may have to deal with a middle man, which can make the process more complicated.

Looking for a windows installation expert who can offer the benefits of both local and national brands? Simply turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Dallas and Fort Worth. We combine the quality of name-brand window companies and the customer service efficiency of local brands. Give us a call at (972) 301-8660 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, and other nearby areas.