9 Things to Know Before Buying Windows from Home Depot

9 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Windows from Home Depot

Installing or replacing windows is always an investment in your home. Although it might seem easiest to go with the cheapest offer, you should look into all of the aspects of the providers you are considering to make the best choice for you and your home.

Home Depot often has offers and sales available on their windows that make them quite enticing for homeowners. Yet, are the windows all they are cracked up to be? Does a lower price mean a better investment? Below are nine things you need to know before you buy windows from Home Depot.

9 Things you need to know before buying windows from Home Depot

  1. Types of windows sold through Home Depot
  2. Window brands offered by Home Depot
  3. Who installs Home Depot's windows?
  4. Cost of windows from Home Depot
  5. Reviews for Home Depot window installation services
  6. Home Depot is a good option for low-budget projects
  7. Where else can you buy house windows?
  8. Benefits of ordering new and replacement windows from Home Depot
  9. Benefits of ordering new and replacement windows from window companies

1. Types of windows sold through Home Depot

Home Depot sells a wide selection of windows for your home. They have multiple product options within almost any category of window. That includes sliding windows, shaped windows for unique spaces in your home, storm windows, double and single-hung, casement windows, tinted or beveled windows for rooms like bathrooms.

2. Window brands offered by Home Depot

Home Depot carries a variety of window types, but a handful of different window brands also supplies them. These include:

  • TAFCO Corp.
  • American Craftsman by Ply Gem
  • Andersen Windows & Doors
  • JELD WEN Windows & Doors

3. Who installs Home Depot's windows?

You have the option to install your own windows, use a private contractor, or use the teams of installers from Home Depot. Their window installation service includes a free consultation, professional measurement of your window openings, on-the-spot project quotes, removal of your existing windows, your choice of window style and delivery and installation of the new windows.

4. Cost of windows from Home Depot

The cost of the installation of a new window from Home Depot, which includes the price of the window and other services detailed in #3, varies based on the window type. Sliding, double-hung and casement windows tend to be the most affordable, starting at $800 for installation. Bay windows are often the most expensive to install, costing about $2,900 per window. The price typically varies from $800 to $4,400 depending on the type of window you want to be installed. Visit Home Depot online for the most up-to-date pricing information.

5. Reviews for Home Depot window installation services

According to Consumer Affairs↗, Home Depot windows and doors currently have a 3.9 out of 5 from 276 ratings. These reviews are not only based on the quality of the windows and doors and their installation but the services across the store. Many of them do come from those who have used Home Depot's installation services, however.

6. Home Depot is a good option for low-budget projects

If you have a one or two window project or are working with a very tight budget, Home Depot could be a good place to start your window search. You'll have access to multiple brands, styles, and price ranges. You'll want to do your research on products, measuring, and installation before committing to a Home Depot window purchase. Do a search for local window companies and get additional bids before you buy, especially if you've got a bigger project and don't plan to DIY the installation.

7. Where else can you buy house windows?

There is a wide world of window and door providers you should be aware of before making your final decision. There will be many companies specific to your area that you could support. Of course big box home improvement stores will offer windows but you can also buy new and replacement windows from local window and door retailers and dealers. Most window manufacturers sell through dealers but some like Pella sell direct-to-consumer meaning you'll work directly with them to purchase and install your product. Working with big box stores and smaller dealers gives you more flexibility and access to a wider range of options. 

8. Benefits of ordering new and replacement windows from Home Depot

Beyond the energy-efficiency benefits that replacing old windows has for your home, what are the benefits of ordering specifically from Home Depot? First, Home Depot offers some of the lowest prices for home replacement windows on the market. Second, their installation services also make the job easier if you don't have your own contractor and don't have the skills or time to replace them yourself. Their installation is not always the cheapest option, however, unlike their windows.

9. Benefits of ordering new and replacement windows from window companies

Getting new or replacement window options from a specialty retailer has many benefits including a variety of options, product knowledge, installation expertise, and a home base for questions in case something goes wrong. We'll use ourselves, Brennan Enterprises, as an example. 

  • We're one of the largest window and door companies in Texas, over the last 40 years we've developed relationships with dozens of window and door manufacturers allowing us to provide our customers with access to a wide selection of brands. Smaller window companies can't always do that but big box stores can. 
  • As dealers, we're also able to get specialty products and exclusive window lines that window manufacturers don't want to sell at big box stores. 
  • We have a brick and mortar location, you can visit our showroom to look and touch our products or to speak to one of our representatives. 
  • Have a problem with your order or installation? We're here. Call us directly and we've got a customer service department that is ready to help whether it's an installation issue or a warranty issue. Small companies might not have those type of resources and big box stores have too many other things going on and often have poor follow-up (if they have a way for you to contact them at all). 

straight from window companies effectively cuts out the middle man. If you have any issues with the windows or installation process, it is much easier to go directly to the source. You can also think of it as using an expert in one field instead of a more jack-of-all-trades company like Home Depot. The windows are often more expensive from window companies, but they come with greater expertise and sometimes better quality.

In Summary

When you choose a company like Home Depot for your window needs, you have to keep the adage "you get what you pay for" in mind. If you've got that type of flexibility, have a small project, or want to DIY you'll be fine but if you're working with a bigger budget and need greater expertise and better quality products look for a specialty shop. You can find local dealers for trusted brands by visiting the window manufacturer's website. 

If you are still on the fence or want more information on companies that offer other options, you can always contact window and door experts near you— if you're in North Texas, that's us! Brennan Enterprises.

 

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