Should You Choose a Window Company or General Home Contractor? May 9, 2016 It’s time to begin thinking about replacing those old windows in your Toronto area home. Maybe you and your spouse have been talking about this for many months or even years. At the time you first mentioned it, the cost was prohibitive. You didn’t even want to consider making that kind of purchase. Now, though, after a long, tough winter where you felt the drafts coming through the windows and noticed the increase in your heating expenses, you’re fully aware that this is a good time to look into this home improvement project once again. So, one of the first things you should do is sit down and figure out a budget that you can comfortably afford for these windows. Once you have that figured out, you want to decide where to go for these replacement windows. You have several options. First, you have your traditional small to medium-sized window and door company. Next, you could always choose a general home contractor. Third, you may be tempted to visit one of those home improvement superstores and purchase the cheapest windows they have there. Before going any further, keep in mind that those cheap windows truly are low-level windows that aren’t going to provide much benefit for your home. Now, between a general home contractor and a traditional window and door company, which one is best? A general home contractor will take on many different types of projects throughout the home. They may be responsible for kitchen renovations, bathroom remodels, renovating certain parts of the house, adding or repairing a deck on the house, and much more. Their knowledge of home improvement is vast, but most of them only have limited knowledge about the different types, styles, and brands of windows and doors from which you can choose. An experienced window and door company will have experts who know everything about replacement windows and doors, from top to bottom. This will help you see the value in replacing your windows, it can help you find the ideal windows for your home, and they will help you stay within your budget. So, the best option would be to choose the specialist. Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, you get the best value when you do this.