Our Window Replacement Services
Do you have to replace windows? We offer window replacement services through our team of installers who have 20+ year’s experience installing windows. There is no substitute for actual window installation experience when it comes to installing windows. Every job is unique from the window your replacing, to the frame, it is going into, to the window that is going in. Every aspect of a window replacement job has unique requirements and if not handled properly your windows can leak water, and cause energy loss, defeating the whole purpose for new windows. Remember, no matter how good the brand or line of windows you buy, the windows will only be as good as the installation.
We provide window replacement services custom-tailored to the requirements of your project. Our actual window installation experience allows us to understand your needs and provides you personalized advice and custom installation based on, the type of home, the age of home, type of windows, and the building codes your home is governed by. We understand that each house is different; the different lines of windows are designed to meet your tastes and needs but if not coupled with the proper installation, they can cause problems and costs that far exceed the benefits.
As part of the services we offer, we help you choose the right line and style of window for your application. From there we will explain the many options that relate to energy efficiency, sound dampening, ascetics, maintenance, performance, and longevity. Energy-saving window options can generate substantial savings in heating and cooling costs, in the long run potentially offsetting most of your investment in new windows.
We are committed to delivering a great project that includes nothing less than 100% satisfaction with our services. We pride ourselves on offering the best replacement windows services in Illinois, and we do it at a cost and value that cannot be matched.
Why choose us?
Our experience and quality of execution have led to many homeowners placing their trust in us by letting us help with their window replacement project. Every step of the way, we are executing with consideration for the needs and budget of our customers. We promote and implement cutting-edge product and using our highly trained and experienced installation team. Altogether this adds up to a perfectly executed project!
We assume a commitment to quality and service to achieve the satisfaction of our customers.
Through our knowledge of working with the window and patio door manufactures, we understand the details windows very well, whether you are looking for multiple layers of Low-E, double pane, triple pane, argon gas, krypton gas, cavity foam, or a specific factor, our team can help you navigate and understand all of these options and their respective costs so that your project will achieve your goals while staying within your budget. So…. if you are looking for old window replacement services please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
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You can expect nothing less than honest business and service. At Builder Stock Windows we pride ourselves on customer service and customer satisfaction!
WHAT TO EXPECT & NOT TO EXPECT
- We will not talk about and pressure you into “promotions” that are “about to expire”. Our prices don’t change so yours shouldn’t either. We will always provide great pricing that will compete any promotion from any other reputable window company.
- We will spend as much time as you like during our initial visit to go over everything you want to know and need to know; however, we will not force you into a 3 hour meeting to go through a sales script.
- We partner with a proven leading manufacturer of windows and are proud to have you explore their website and escort you to one of their 4 Chicagoland showrooms so you can appreciate the quality and value of their products and 65 years in the industry.
Our manufacturer’s windows are backed with a Lifetime Limited Warranty with transferability provisions – further assurance that you have made an excellent selection for your home from a respected manufacturer.
Absolutely. A replacement window is only as good as the company that stands behind it. Our window manufacturer has more than 65 years of manufacturing experience and success. Our manufacturer proudly owns and operates six window plants in North America that expertly produce windows of superior beauty, quality and durability. Utilizing performance standards beyond AAMA, ASTM and NFRC requirements, our windows are rigorously tested for air, water, structural load, thermal performance, and forced entry resistance. Companywide, we are committed to ensuring that each window will provide years of excellent service and energy savings. We also stand behind our products long after the installation is complete with a knowledgeable customer service team that’s ready to serve you.
Hiring a professional is a smart decision on many levels. A trained eye and skillful hand will clearly show in the beautiful installation, indoor comfort and thermal efficiency of your home. A professional will also be able to make design suggestions to help in the decision process. You’ll want to make sure the contractor you hire is licensed, bonded and experienced. While you may be tempted to install the windows yourself, you may not be prepared for the difficult installation challenges or structural damage to your home that could occur, along with the risk of voiding the window warranty. A professional installer will also be up to date on codes relating to lead, energy, and more.
New windows can transform the appearance of your home, and with our manufacturer’s extensive window selection you’ll have many options to choose from. Whether your tastes are contemporary, traditional or transitional, we can custom build to your specifications. Our manufacturer also offers a host of glass and grid options and elegant frame finishes to suit your design needs.
Our manufacturer’s vinyl replacement windows are a pleasure to maintain. You can say goodbye to scraping, painting and caulking. The heavy-duty vinyl construction is virtually maintenance-free and there are no storm windows to struggle with. Most windows can be cleaned from inside the comfort of your home. Just wipe the vinyl surface with a damp cloth to keep your windows looking like new.
From day one, our manufacturer’s windows begin making a return on your investment. You can expect a decrease in your annual fuel consumption for heating and cooling your home. Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance-free, which can also save substantial dollars spent on painting, caulking and maintenance. New windows will enhance the curb appeal of your home, which can help increase its resale value. In most cases, you can expect to recover more than half of the cost of your replacement windows when it’s time to sell.
The national average of the cost recouped for vinyl replacement windows is 71.6% for midrange projects and 72.6% for upscale projects, according to Remodeling magazine’s “2010-11 Cost vs. Value Report.”
For starters, many windows are built with single-strength glass. Our manufacturer’s windows are built with double-strength glass, which means that each pane is 3 mm thick instead of the industry standard of 2 mm. The glass is stronger, more protective and won’t crack or break as easily. Windows are about 80% glass, so it’s important to select a glass package that will help shield your home from absorbing outside heat in the summer and losing indoor heat in the winter. For optimum energy savings consider our manufacturer’s windows with the ClimaTech® insulated glass package. ClimaTech combines Low-E glass with argon gas† and the Intercept® Warm-Edge Spacer System to achieve optimal energy efficiency. Because our manufacturer offers a variety of ClimaTech glass packages, your window professional can help you choose the best one for your home and area of the country.
When you compare one window to the next, you’ll see – and feel – the quality difference. Our manufacturer’s windows begin with a computer-controlled construction of the mainframe and steel-reinforced sash to produce a solidly built window with superior strength. Most windows come standard with double-strength glass for an exceptionally strong barrier. Interlocking meeting rails and thickset multi-chambered extrusions further add to the structural integrity and insulation, while multi-layer weatherstripping, a compression bulb seal and drop-in glazing provide excellent thermal protection. You’ll also want to test the window’s moving parts. Our manufacturer’s Double-Hung Windows, for example, feature a full interlock at the meeting rails to seal the window tightly shut and a constant force balance system to ensure smooth and easy operation of the moving sash.
The corners of the window frame and sashes should be fusion-welded (heat-welded) for a weathertight construction. Beware of windows with mitered corners screwed together or chemically welded corners, as they may decline in performance over time. You’ll also want to take a look at the vinyl extrusions in the window frame and sash. At a quick glance all vinyl windows may look similar, but there can be dramatic differences in the quality of the vinyl used. Some windows, built with lower-quality vinyl that has a dull blue or gray cast, can become brittle over time. Our manufacturer’s windows are constructed with premium vinyl extrusions to ensure the frame and sashes provide long-lasting beauty and performance.
The three types of windows most commonly offered are aluminum, wood or vinyl – with wood and vinyl the most popular choices. It’s important to note that aluminum windows have painted surfaces that may scratch easily and the metal construction makes for a poor insulator. Wood windows are effective insulators, but can absorb moisture and typically require painting, caulking and other annual upkeep to maintain appearance and performance. Vinyl windows are the most popular choice because they expertly combine beauty, durability and low maintenance with high-performance thermal efficiency. The solid vinyl construction never needs to be painted, and the precision-fit mainframe and sash, along with several insulating components, achieve exceptional energy savings. Our manufacturer’s windows are available in a wide range of styles and configurations to fit all architectural designs.
For the best fit, you should strongly consider custom-sized windows. Custom windows are precision-engineered to 1/8” increments and manufactured to fit your specific window opening. You will get the exact style and options you desire, ensure utmost energy efficiency, and an overall better appearance and installation. Stock-sized windows are adjusted to fit your existing window openings on site and may require extensive carpentry work both inside and outside your home. The appearance and thermal performance can be diminished by this retrofitting process.
INITIAL CONSULTATION / ESTIMATE
- Understand your needs & interest in windows.
- Provide and review brochures / samples and explain options relevant to your interest.
- Take rough measurements of all windows & doors to be replaced.
- Provide an estimate for your project.
- Will review, explain, and comply with all contractor legal obligations when conducting business with you.
- Will provide an easy to understand detailed sales contract.
- Will provide details of your Product Warranty, Window Breakage Warranty, and Service Warranty with instructions on how to make a Warranty claim.
- Will collect 50% of project cost via either check, credit card, cash.
- Will coordinate detailed measuring of all windows to assure your custom replacement windows are a perfect fit.
- Will explain detailed next steps and preparation for installation day.
- One of our installation teams will review with you the work to be done and will confirm that necessary site preparation is complete.
- We will complete the installation of all windows to your 100% satisfaction.
- We will clean up everything inside and outside your house and will take away all old windows.
- Upon completion and your satisfaction, we will ask you to sign an Installation sign-off document.
- Will collect the remaining 50% of project cost via either check, credit card, cash.
- We will confirm that you have a Builder Stock Folder with all relevant paperwork and Warranty information and will leave you with a request to complete a short customer survey.