In many cases, the windows of your house are not the windows that you’ve chosen yourself. It’s most likely the property’s previous owners, or if you bought a brand new home, the builders and developers of the property.
Finding out who the window manufacturer is a wise move on your behalf as a homeowner. Doing so provides you with ample information on the quality of the windows you have, if you ever need to replace them in the future, and what to avoid if you don’t want to have the same windows.
This guide provides you with information to help you identify a window manufacturer.
How To Identify A Window Manufacturer
Contact the Supplier/Installer
The easiest way to find out who created the windows is to contact the window installer or supplier. This might not be as easy as you think.
You might have to contact the home builder and ask them for that information or the property’s previous owners. They should be able to provide you with information on who made and installed your windows.
Identify the Window
In many cases, the windows themselves will have the manufacturer’s name etched into the glass’s lower corner, similar to a trademark. Take a peek and see what you can find on your windows.
If they don’t, there could be a label from an energy approving agency that should also mention the manufacturer’s name or a code number. If there is a number, you can research it (either online or correlating it to the rating agency’s list) to determine who made your windows.
Double Check Your Home’s Records
You might not even go that far when it comes to finding out who made your windows. Back when you purchased the house, you would have received a lot of paperwork about it. Somewhere in the midst of all it, there would be information about the windows.
There could be a window label, a copy of the warranty, a copy of receipts, or, in some cases, reports on energy-saving tax incentives. Even the home inspection report might show you the quality and demand of the windows. See what you can find and work from there.
Bring in an Expert
If all else fails, you can always bring in a window expert to check the windows themselves. They will determine – or roughly estimate – who created the windows by focusing on the style, thickness of the glass and other unseen minor details (that us regular folk won’t know anything about!).
From there, the expert can provide you with information on whether or not you should replace the windows, highlighting any issues that might arise with this particular manufacturer, style and design.
I’ve Found the Manufacturer!
Congratulations! Once you have discovered the manufacturer of your windows, you can now decide your next step.
If the quality is excellent and you love the style, you can keep them for several more years. If not, you can replace them with models that would make you love your house even more!
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