June 21, 2015
Submitted by Jessica Conningham
Winnipeg is home to several highly rated window replacement companies, and although some of them look professional enough on paper, it is important to read between the lines and look for the things that are not evident at first in order to make the best decisions. Here, you can compare two of the largest window replacement companies in Winnipeg: Ecoline and AWD Specialists.
Ecoline is one of the highest-ranked window companies in Winnipeg. They have 9.6 stars on HomeStars.com, and they have an A+ rating through the BBB. However, you should never let ratings like this fool you. Although a poor rating usually means poor service, a great rating does not always mean great service. A couple of things about this particular company seem shady, at best.
Overall, Ecoline is quite popular among some consumers despite the fact that it takes up to 10 weeks for them to manufacture your windows. What's more, if you are on a budget, you may want to shy away from Ecoline since their custom-made windows are quite expensive. The company does offer a 25-year warranty on the frames, glass, and hardware, but the site says nothing about workmanship and installation. Be sure to ask them about this if you call them.
On the other hand, while AWD Specialists services only Winnipeg and the surrounding areas, their website leads us to believe that they are truly dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. According to customer reviews, AWD employees communicate with the homeowner throughout the entire process, ensuring that things go exactly as planned. They are certainly not shy about posting pictures of their work on Facebook, and we have to admit that it is impressive. Not only does AWD install windows and doors, but they also offer a wide selection of blinds and treatments to give their customers a full experience.
In all honesty, there is very little negative to say about this company. Some areas of concern include:
In short, AWD Specialists appears to be a true competitor in the industry with an A+ rating with the BBB. They have not yet been rated on HomeStars.com; however, according to other review sites, most customers and clients are quite pleased with their work in terms of timeliness, professionalism, and a dedication to keeping the work area clean.
As you can see, sometimes a company is not everything it claims to be on its website. Sometimes, you have to dig a little to discover the things that might make a difference when it comes to allowing a windows replacement company into your home.