There are times when getting a generic, no-name brand product can be okay. After all, it can be a great way to save money at the grocery store. But when it comes to your home, it’s important to carefully research the brands you install. While they may represent an initial investment, it is one that often pays off in the long run in terms of fewer repair costs.
Where to Get Started
Whether you are constructing a new home or are making repairs to your existing home, getting started means contacting companies who provide services you are looking for. When you do, talk to the company’s personnel about the brands and products they use.
Once you find out this information, it’s time to do your research. A simple Internet search can often reveal information about the brand’s products. If possible, read reviews from satisfied (or unsatisfied) customers regarding their experiences with particular products. You can also read the sites to determine if the brands have been recognized as industry leaders in their respective fields.
For example, we offer James Hardie fiber cement siding products. These products have a unique Hardiewrap weather barrier that offers exceptional moisture protection in your home. More than 5.5 million Americans have James Hardie Siding on them. They are also backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and feature many testimonials regarding their products.
Even if you choose to utilize a different company to meet your needs, it’s important to always ask what brands are being utilized and do your research before you agree to the installation.
The Value of Quality
When it comes to quality, it is important to remember that there are some things you shouldn’t sacrifice for. Using high-quality, brand-name products over generic, used, or slightly damaged components may mean you will be replacing these items in your home as much as 10 years sooner than you would if you hadn’t.
In addition to replacement costs, using high-quality products can also cut your immediate costs, particularly in terms of your electric bill. For example, we install EnergyWise Radiant Shield barrier, a product that goes in your attic and will reduce the rate of radiant heat transfer. As a result, we guarantee a reduction in your energy costs of 25 percent.
While brand-name products may represent an investment on the front end, they have offered greater returns and long-lasting results to our customers. Contact us today to find out if our products and services could benefit you.