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Why You Should Skip the Home Improvement Stores and Visit Our Savage Replacement Window and Door Showroom Instead

If you’re a regular shopper at one of those big box home improvement stores around Minneapolis like Lowe’s or Menards, you’ve probably seen those stacks upon stacks of entry doors, storm doors, and windows. And if you’re in the market for those products, you may even be tempted to buy there and install them yourself instead of hiring a professional window and door contractor to do the work.

But we don’t recommend it installing doors or windows yourself, and here’s why.

Dave Herstad, one of our helpful door and replacement window experts

Why Choose a Professional Door and Window Installer Instead of DIY’ing It

Sure, it looks like you can save money up front by purchasing doors or windows and then putting them in.  And it may seem fairly straightforward and simple. But consider this:

  • Anyone who assists you at the store is a sales professional, not an installation technician.  There job is to get you to buy something, not to help you figure out what the right door or replacement window solution is for you and your home.  They often have a list of products the store is pushing that month, and those products may not be what’s the best thing for you.
  • The store associate may refer to the warranty but likely won’t go over the fine print with you.  In most cases, a warranty is void if the manufacturer’s specific installation instructions and methods aren’t used. 
  • A door or window only performs as it’s designed to if proper installation procedures are followed.  The most energy-efficient window can still leak air if it isn’t put in place properly. We stand behind our workmanship, and we’ll work to get it right, to your satisfaction.
  • If you don’t have the right tools, you’ll have to rent or buy them, which will add to the cost. 

We understand the appeal of actually being able to look at and handle a door or window yourself before making a choice.  And while many replacement window companies will show you brochures and videos, we believe that’s not the best way to help customers select products they will be happy with.  So we offer the see-it-yourself experience at our newly-expanded door and window showroom in Savage.   Schedule a time to meet with one of our door and window technicians who can show you doors and windows from the various manufacturers we work with.  You can discuss your home, your needs and ideas, and your budget.  Then after you’ve had a chance to inspect what we’ve got available, we can follow up with a meeting in your home to evaluate your current doors and windows.  We then will propose solutions, often several different products, that we believe will best fit your situation.  You won’t get that kind of personal service from a big box retailer!

For the very best in replacement window and exterior door installation and service in the Minneapolis area, choose our licensed Savage company! 

 

 

 

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