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A guide on the top window installation companies in Meridian may not seem like the most captivating article on EcoWatch, but trust us, windows have more of an impact on your life than you might realize. Poor windows can cut your home's energy efficiency by up to 30%, according to the Department of Energy. In Meridian, that's nearly $433 per year that you could save on your energy bills after making the switch.
That's also bad news for the environment, as the additional energy required by outdated windows increases your carbon footprint.
Because windows have such a big impact on your home, choosing the right company for you is a big decision to make. That's why the EcoWatch team has put together this list of the best window replacement companies, so you can more easily make an informed decision.
Best Window Replacement Companies in Meridian
The EcoWatch team evaluated several installers in Meridian to find the top ones for our readers. The companies mentioned in this article scored best in our review categories, which include energy-efficient offerings, price, availability, customer service, local expertise and more.
- Low prices relative to competitors
- Large serice area
- Lifetime warranty
- Quality of service will depend on your area
Window World is the largest window replacement company in the country, known for its vinyl windows and affordability. Window World has been in the window installation business for about 27 years. Many positive reviews on customer review websites back the company's reputation.
It is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Energy Star and supports charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Energy Efficiency of Window World Windows
Window World's commitment to sustainability can be seen in its energy-efficient window offerings. Its high-performance Low-E (low-emissivity) coatings and argon gas insulation offer exceptional efficiency and performance for any home.How much does Window World cost in Meridian?
Prices aren't listed on Window World's website, but it's known for offering some of the most affordable window installations around. You can ask for a free quote on its website for more information about the cost.
We aim to remain unbiased and transparent by including pros and cons for each company we review. Additionally, our rankings are not affected by any partnerships.
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- No-fee Quotes
- Educational Website
- Good Customer Service
- Custom Window Designs
How Installing Energy-Efficient Windows in Meridian Saves You Money
There are quite a few perks of upgrading to energy-efficient windows. A few reasons you may want to consider making the switch are the following:
- Protect your investment: The older your home is, the more likely it is that getting new windows will benefit you. Older homes usually have windows that are outdated, drafty or potentially even damaged in some way. Upgrading your windows could help increase the value of your property if you decide to sell.
- Save money on electricity bills: Once you switch to energy-efficient windows, you can expect a reduction in your bills by about 12% since you'll require less energy to heat or cool your home.
- Protect your valuables from fading: When you switch to energy-efficient windows with low-emissivity coatings, your floors, carpets and furniture will be protected from fading due to their ability to filter out harmful UV rays.
- Reduce your carbon footprint: In Meridian, you can cut your indirect greenhouse gas emissions by about 603 pounds per year once you switch to energy-efficient windows.
Estimated Cost of Window Replacement in Meridian
Windows come in varying shapes and sizes, so costs and services will vary greatly. Here are the average costs and the primary services that you can find from window installers.
How Much Do New Windows Cost?
The typical cost to replace one window is about $600 but can range anywhere from $200 to $1,200. These figures are based on the specifics of your installation, such as the location of your home, number of windows, material, size, type and more.
With windows, efficiency is one of the most important factors for many homeowners. Efficient windows may cost more initially, but by increasing the efficiency of your home — particularly if you live in a hot climate — they can provide decades of energy savings. According to Energy Star, buying certified energy-efficient windows can save Meridian homeowners $433+ a year after replacing single-pane windows.
Something else that affects the overall cost is the material of the frame you choose. Aluminum frames are typically the least pricey and are sturdy and light, but they offer poor insulation. On the other hand, wood frames are the most expensive because they are aesthetically pleasing and offer decent insulation. Fiberglass and vinyl frames provide good insulation as well and cost somewhere between the other two.
What Services do Window Installers Offer?
There are generally two types of window replacement services: full-frame and pocket installations.
A full-frame installation is a total window replacement. This service involves removing the old window, the sill, and the exterior and interior trim. It can also involve extra materials, like insulation and drip edges, which raise the total cost of the project. Also worth noting: you may have to touch up the paint surrounding the window after a full-frame installation. Pocket installations are on the simpler end and won't cost as much because they involve merely replacing the window within its existing frame. But if the frame has any damage, you may have to get a full-frame installation instead.
If you're unsure which type of window installation service you need, your installer should be able to assist you. Generally, the choice is influenced by factors like the age and condition of the home, the type of building material, budget and time restrictions.
How We Choose the Best Window Installers in Meridian
EcoWatch reviews differ from other reviews, as we examine these companies through a sustainability lens. Along with energy efficiency, we evaluated each installer and assigned rankings using the following methodology:
Because this is a guide for Meridian, we only included companies that provide services to the city. There are certainly other reputable providers that didn't make our list because of the low odds that they would serve the average homeowner in Meridian.
When installing new windows, the quality and variety of services often plays just as important of a role in insulation and performance as the brand you choose. We do rate window installers higher if they offer high-quality products, but we also factor in workmanship as reflected in customer feedback.
We analyzed patterns in recent customer feedback to determine the companies with the highest rates of customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction may be the factor we place the most value on, as it indicates the quality of services across most other categories, including cost, warranty, quality of parts, professionalism, quality of installation and more.
Cheaper windows certainly don't mean better windows, but we know many of our readers try to keep costs low when possible. When analyzing providers' prices, we awarded higher points to companies with reasonable prices and accessible financing rather than "cheaper" services.
As discussed previously, windows are a considerable investment, so you'll want to make sure that investment is protected. Window installation companies that give you lengthy warranties for products, parts and installation (aka workmanship) rank higher with EcoWatch.
Years of Experience
Last but not least, we like to see companies that have a good track record in the industry. Window installation companies that have more experience earn higher rankings by our standards. We like to see at least ten years of experience.