Window World is the largest replacement window installation company in the country. They must be doing something right. While often criticized it is important to understand what Window World offers.
Window World is a franchise which means the service you’re likely to get is dependent on the individual franchise owner. Some of their franchise owners own many locations across the country and some just own one. Some of their owners run great businesses that provide great service to their customers and some don’t.
The products offered by Window World are manufactured by Associated Materials, Inc out of Ohio and as with most companies they offer a range of options.
Here we’ll review the following models:
- Comfort World 2000
- Comfort World 4000
- Comfort World 6000
- Sliding patio doors
- Casement windows
We’ll also look at:
- Window World pricing
- Window World warranty
- Window World service
Remember you can easily find a decent amount of negative information about Window World online. Most of it isn’t really relevant to your project, but it is important to search out reviews and feedback from folks who live in your city. That will give you the best idea of how the local franchise operates.
A common criticism of Window World is related to their marketing strategy. They advertise new windows for $189 installed. In reality most of their quotes will be in the $300-$400 per window range and some folks feel this is a little deceptive. They do tend to offer pretty competitive prices, but they don’t install too many windows for $189 despite all of their ads.
It is common to hear feedback that Window World doesn’t pay their installation crews well. Their installation teams are typically subcontracted and paid on a per window basis. This means the more they get done in a day the more money they’ll make. That typically leads to an efficient work crew, but it can also lead to folks working too fast and rushing to complete a project. I think it’s important to take this with a grain of salt as any company installing that many windows per year will always have a few issues. I don’t think this is necessarily an indicator of the quality you’re likely to receive.
We do also hear negative feedback about Window World salespeople from time to time. A company with hundreds of salespeople will always have a bad apple from time to time so this isn’t something to be too worried about. Just be cautious of claims about them making their own windows or trim products. Window World doesn’t make anything, but they do install a lot of windows and sliding patio doors.
As we get the window reviews uploaded you’ll see that their Comfort World line of windows is of decent quality. There’s nothing too bad about them, but there’s nothing too great about them either. Window World offers pretty good prices, but you may be able to find a better value out there.
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