About Home Depot
Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank founded Home Depot in 1978 as a one-stop store for do-it-yourself shopping. The first two stores were opened in Atlanta, Georgia. Excellent customer service guided their way of business, each employee had the knowledge to help customers to plan their next big home project. This model of business was innovative, placing both the supplies and the instruction within reach of the everyday consumer.
In 1989, Home Depot celebrated their 100th store opening. Today, with over 2,200 stores they have grown to become the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Their growth has enabled them to employ over 361,000 employees across North America.
Home Depot Window Replacement and Installation
As the largest home improvement distributor in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Home Depot offers a large selection of windows to be used in both new construction and replacement projects. When homeowners experience rotting frames or broken panes, Home Depot offers a wide variety of windows to fit any budget and the unique needs of their home.
Since Home Depot does not manufacture the windows they install, they have chosen to work with brands with a reputation for quality and durability. Homeowners can choose from wood, vinyl, or storm protection windows and can select the style and color options which will best fit in their home.
Each Home Depot window installation begins with a free in-home visit. A Home Depot employee who has been expertly trained as a window installer walks the customer through the installation process. Once the perfect brand and style of window has been chosen based on budget, architectural style, and operational and energy efficiency needs, an appointment is made for licensed and insured installers to complete the project quickly and professionally.
In order to guarantee each customer receives the same elevated level of service, Home Depot has created a uniform and streamlined method for installing replacement windows. Each installation follows the same step-by-step process and homeowners receive detailed project updates through myhomedepotproject.com along the way.
Every installation begins with an inspection and thorough measurements. Next, the windows you have chosen are delivered to your home. The expertly trained installers arrive and remove the old windows from your home, replacing them with the new windows. Then, installers clean and remove any debris from your space, insuring they leave your home as it was when they arrived. Lastly, before leaving, installers perform a final inspection checking to be sure each new window has been installed perfectly.
Get to Know the Brands Offered by Home Depot
Although Home Depot offers over thirty windows brands in their retail stores, they have chosen four select brands to use in the home installation service. Homeowners can choose from VantagePointe by Simonton Windows, Andersen Windows, American Craftsman Windows, and JELD-WEN Windows, all brands were chosen based on their exceptional quality vinyl, wood, or storm protection windows. Continue reading to learn more about the window brands available through the Home Depot Window installation service.
VantagePointe by Simonton Windows
Simonton, one of the most trusted replacement window manufacturers in the United States, worked closely with Home Depot to create a line of windows exclusively for Home Depot customers. Homeowners can choose from two series available through Simonton.
These windows are vinyl, designed with the look of wood. For ease of use, both sashes are operational and can be locked into the open position. Both window sashes can be tilted into the home for cleaning. Known for their durability and weather resistance, these windows can be relied on to last for years after installation. The windows in the 6500 Series are priced a bit higher with a quality guaranteed to match the price.
The windows in this series are popular among homeowners looking for an affordable replacement window for their home. The streamlined design of these windows includes a large pane of glass with a maximum view of the outdoors. In addition to their affordability, these windows are energy efficient and have interlocking rails which provide an improved resistance to weather and air leaks.
Andersen Windows and Doors is the largest manufacturer of doors and windows in North America. Together with Home Depot, they have created a line of affordable and high quality replacement windows which are exclusive to the Home Depot window installation program. Each of the Andersen windows available through Home Depot meet the ENERGY STAR performance requirement in every state.
With the help of leading window architects, Andersen created the windows in this series to be customizable to fit the architectural style of your home. Homeowners can choose from 11 exteriors which are low-maintenance and never need painting. The six available interior wood species can be factory stained or painted to fit the look of your home. Additionally, these windows can be further customized with decorative exterior trim, grilles, and hardware.
Engineered to meet the energy efficiency needs of any climate, these windows are incredibly resistant to weather and are guaranteed to protect your home from the outdoor environment.
The windows in this series are Andersen’s best selling windows because of their wide variety of design and color options and durable craftsmanship. Andersen uses their signature Perma-Shield® exteriors, which are available in seven different colors and never need repainting. Homeowners can choose from natural pine or prefinished white interiors and various designs and added accessories when you purchase from Home Depot. As with all Andersen Windows, the windows in this series are energy efficient, meeting ENERGY STAR requirements in every state.
The windows in this series are known for their affordability, and are available in the most popular sizes and design options. The exteriors of these windows will never need to be painted since their are made from Andersen’s uniquely durable Perma-Shield® vinyl. Homeowners can expect the save on utility bills after installation because of the exceptional energy efficiency of the windows in this line.
The most affordable of the Andersen line for Home Depot, these windows are made of Andersen’s uniquely formulated Fibrex® composite fiberglass which is twice as strong as vinyl and never needs painting. Homeowners can choose from six different exterior colors which are guaranteed to outlast extreme weather conditions. Each frame is made with 40 percent of reclaimed wood fiber and has a matte finish and cleanly welded corner seams.
American Craftsman Windows
Owned by Andersen Windows, American Craftsman has been making high quality windows for over 60 years. Together with Home Depot, they have created a line of windows which are thoroughly tested and certified to perform reliably. All of the windows by American Craftsman are energy efficient and made with durable vinyl which require little to no maintenance.
The windows in this series have a uniquely designed frame, created to provide the home with an added curb appeal. Using fusion-welding for the frame and sash, these windows are known for their weather resistance. American Craftsman has created an innovative balance system which make the windows in this series easy to open. Each window is custom sized to fit perfectly as a replacement window.
The windows in this series were specifically designed to be an easy replacement for worn or damaged windows. Manufactured with a durable and low-maintenance vinyl, these windows will never need painting. Because of the use of dual weatherstripping and high quality glass, these windows are weather resistant and energy efficient.
With over 60 years in the window industry, JELD-WEN Windows has worked with Home Depot to create a reliable line of wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows. Their company finds pride in providing a large selection of customizable windows to homeowners.
JELD-WEN Wood Windows
JELD-WEN wood windows are designed to bring a classic look to any home and were engineered to be energy efficient and long-lasting. With as a many as 21 color exterior color choices, 10 interior choices, and an impressive variety of shapes and sizes, homeowners are sure to find the right window to replace a worn or damaged window in their home.
JELD-WEN Vinyl Windows
Each window is this series was designed for practical use and cleaning with the guarantee of durability and the need for little to no maintenance over the life of the window. Homeowners can select from nine exterior colors, three interior laminate colors, as well as various shapes, operational designs, and sizes, making them the perfect option for both replacement and new construction projects.
JELD-WEN Aluminum Windows
The windows in this series perform well in moderate climates and their affordability has made them a customer favorite. Each window has been engineered to be secure and airtight. Homeowners can choose from ten frame colors and the addition of energy efficient, insulation glass to increase the efficiency of their windows.
Home Depot Window Installation Warranty
Since Home Depot has chosen window brands they trust for their durable, energy efficient, and low-maintenance products, they feel comfortable backing these windows with extended warranties.
For hardware and screen, Home Depot provides up to double the Lifetime Warranty. If damage occurs to the hardware or screen as the result of product defect or a mistake made during installation while you still own the home, Home Depot will cover the replacement of the product.
Select products are available for a Lifetime Craftsmanship Warranty which is a transferable warranty on the installation of the windows for up to 25 years. Customers may have the option to extend their warranty to cover accidental breakage of their glass. Because Home Depot offers a wide selection of windows brands, they work hand-in-hand with manufacturers to create warranties their customers can trust. Warranties vary from product to product and exclusions may apply, so carefully examine the warranty of a product before purchasing.
Paying for Your Home Depot Windows
Home Depot understands the cost of replacing windows can be expensive and sometimes unexpected. Because of this, they offer all of their customers the option of financing their purchases with a Home Depot credit card. For customers who do not already have a credit card through their store, Home Depot provides no interest on any purchases over $5000 if the balance is paid in full within 12 months.
Home Depot does not currently offer any rebates on windows purchases as part of an installation package. Throughout the year, Home Depot will spotlight specific installation services from doors to toilets to windows. We suggest closely watching the offers section of their website for window installation specials if you are anticipating a window replacement in the near future. In general, August is believed the be the best time to purchase new windows. Because families are distracted by the changing season and preparing their children to return to school, businesses often notice their sale drop during this time of year. To counteract this, they offer deeper discounts on windows during the month of August.