Replacement Windows, Siding, Doors, and General Construction
Virginia Beach’s Chesapeake Bay is a harsh environment for any window hanging in its constant salty breeze. This salt coats, eroding and corroding, everything in its path. The working metal pieces of a window take most of its wrath. The salt destroys a window’s balancers, spacers, and locks, and creates a shock…to the one who opens the window that now falls to the ground, plop.
This home located in Virginia Beach off of shore drive near the resort, had windows punished by the harsh conditions of the Chesapeake. The original windows were merely builder’s grade and could not stand up to the environment for more than a decade. How the builder came to reason that these windows would last many seasons, is “beyond me.”
Replacement window installation is indeed an art form. Though some may say it is only a learned skill, or a craft, I disagree. Though the industry standard name for the window installer is the, well, “The Window Installer,” after years of experience they become artists whether they believe this themselves or not. And our customer as well as her tenants in this Virginia Beach Condo off of London Bridge would agree.
This window installation in Virginia Beach was for a friend,”THANK YOU!” It is a second home for this friend now, but was her first. With her many memories still attached, this home is on a pedestal in her mind, revered with the highest regard. She wanted to treat this house with love and respect so replacing its windows was what it deserved…or maybe the tenants just complained enough about how bad they were. Anyhow we replaced the windows.
There are many replacement window companies in Hampton Roads on which to gamble. And I say gamble because most people replace their windows once. In view of this fact that this process happens once, one doesn’t have past experiences with window companies that would help foster a fact based decision. Instead one has to base this decision on research and instinct, which I consider to be a gamble. You can roll the dice, but you cannot predict the outcome of the roll. You can only know your odds.
“I had my son mark all the rotten places that need repair and I want to see the fixes before you install my new windows,” our customer poignantly explained, “I’ll be watching like a hawk.” ”No problem” said the Window Man “we are here to restore and fix these once beautiful windows in your Virginia Beach home down to the core.” Yes, this customer was seemingly skeptical at first, and rightfully so. He had a bad experience in the past where one of the others had simply covered areas of rot. We explained to him that magicians, we are not. “Look the other way and we will cover away,” say some of the other window magicians in Hampton Roads, “POOF…your rotten problems are gone.” Though this sleight of hand results in a pretty end picture, it doesn’t solve any problems.