The Internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, conduct business, and even shop for groceries. While Amazon and Wayfair may satisfy your online shopping needs for furniture and other home goods, shopping for home installations, such as windows or doors, involves much more in depth research.
While we recommend speaking with a window professional who can better help you select the perfect window for your home and lifestyle, we understand that your shopping search will typically begin online.
“4 in 10 Purchases are made using only an online channel for searching and buying; and 74% of online shoppers rate product selection as important during the online search process.” - UPS, Pulse of the Online Shopper
Step-by-Step: Online Replacement Window Search
When you have a big decision, like which windows will save you money over time or best protect your home, the options can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re outlining your online replacement window search here!
Step 1: Type your query in a search engine
This step may seem obvious, but start by typing “Replacement Windows” in a search engine, such as Google.
If you have a specific brand or type, such as Eastern Architectural Systems or picture windows, in mind, you can include that to better narrow your search results.
Step 2: Reviews
Reading through reviews can be accurate or misleading because they don’t account for every purchase, so you don’t necessarily get an accurate depiction of a product; however, they do offer a variety of consumer opinions who have been through the search, purchase and installation process.
Add “Reviews” to the end of your search query to read what other people think about types of windows or even specific brands. Here’s a consumer report of Double Hung and Casement Windows to get you started.
Step 3: Meet with a pro
Once you’ve done some research on replacement windows, you’ll have a better understanding of which styles are available and which ones may be best suited for your home.
Next, you’ll want to meet with a window professional by either going to a home improvement store, like Lowe’s, or contacting a window dealer near you to work out the specifics and select the right replacement window for your home.
Find Your Replacement Window!
If you start your replacement window shopping online, we recommend working with a professional before making your purchase to ensure you have the right replacement window measurements for your new installation.
Plus, they’ll be able to offer you additional benefits that can help you narrow your replacement window options to meet both your lifestyle and your home’s design style, i.e. should you have tinted or low-e coated windows, and would a picture window or a horizontal roller window make more sense for you.
You can also skip the online search and go directly to a professional window dealer, who can help guide your search to finding the right replacement window for your home. Just click the button below!