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THE VINYL-LITE CHALLENGE

 
Vinyl-Lite Features Vinyl-Lite Company A Company B
COMPANY YES NO YES NO YES NO
In Business Since 1978            
The Area’s Oldest Vinyl Window Manufacture            
A True Manufacturer, Not Just a Distributor or Sales Office            
Member Local Chambers of Commerce            
Member in Good Standing in Better Business            
Large Showroom with Factory Visitation Available            
State Compensation Insurance            
$2,000,000 Liability Insurance            
WARRANTIES            
Screen Replacement Standard          
Non-prorated Lifetime Warranty for Repairs, Parts, and Materials Standard          
Non-prorated Warranty for Glass Seal Failure Standard          
Non-prorated Warranty for Hardware Standard          
PRODUCTS AND SERVICE            
Double Hung Sashes Tilt-in for Easy Cleaning Standard          
Heavy Gauge Multi-chambered Vinyl Standard          
Each Window Custom Built for Customer’s House Standard          
Factory Certified Installers – No Subcontract Labor Standard          
Interlocking Sashes Standard          
Double Cam-action Locks Standard          
Fin Seal Weather Stripping Standard          
Double Layer Sash Handle is Part of Extrusion for Strength Standard          
Dual Self-storage Ventilation Locks Standard          
Self Lubricating Sash and Frame with Sloped Sills Standard          
Exclusive Block and Tackle Balances Standard          
Fiberglass Screens with Extruded Frame Standard          
Thermal Mirror Triple-E Glass Optional          
HB Fuller “Hot Melt” Butyl Glass Sealant Standard          
Exterior Wood Casings Covered (Capped) Standard          
 

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HIRING A WINDOW COMPANY

 
WHAT WE RECOMMEND VINYL-LITE WINDOW FACTORY COMPETITION
Permanent Place of Business At a minimum they will have a showroom for you to visit and you want to know they will be around if a warranty issue ever occurs. Yes! Vinyl-lite owns, and is located at, 8815 Telegraph Rd. Lorton, VA 22079. Come visit our factory & showroom!  
How long in business under current name? Established businesses are usually around because they are good at what they do and they deliver what they promised. You can also bet they stand behind their warranties if an issue ever occurs. We have been in business for 35 years under the same name.  
Insurance Don’t just ask, get a copy! The company should have a minimum $2 million liability. You also want to ask if everyone working on your project be covered by workers compensation insurance (otherwise you as a homeowner may be sued if anyone gets hurt). Vinyl-Lite has insurance of up to $6 million under an umbrella policy.  
Warranties Remember there are product warranties (usually from manufacturer) and workmanship warranties (from the company/contractor you are directly dealing with). Know what warranty you are getting with the product you choose. We are both the manufacturer & installer so you have nothing to worry about. Our warranty is a transferrable double lifetime warranty covering parts & labor.  
Better Business Bureau (www.BBB.org) Be sure to check them out with the BBB! We have been accredited by the BBB since 1981 with an “A+” Rating.  
Know what you are getting Not all products are equal; glass and product components are not all the same. Know what each company uses so that you can make an informed decision. We have many options to choose from but your representative will take the time to explain them all so you know exactly what you are buying.  
Beware the Bait and Switch! $189 a window? I don’t think so! They “bait” you with low advertised price, then “switch” you to a higher price when they give you the estimate (because the original price only includes putting the window in the opening- not trim, removal of old window, etc). You will NEVER find one of our representatives telling you, you can get a window for only $189. We strive for truth in all aspects.  
Class “A” License and Local Licenses Not a Class “B” or “C”. Also ask to see if they have a local business license for your area. We hold a Class “A” License and local licenses throughout northern Virginia and also Maryland.  
Stay away from “Today Only” deals Where there is a large price drop, there is usually includes a change to lower quality products. Do your homework before you buy. We will NEVER start you with a ridiculously high price so that we can make a phony call for a “big discount” that is good for today only. Beware of these deals: sometimes they will give you a lower product with the price decrease and not inform you.  
Installation Team Make sure all members of the installation team are full time employees of the company and factory trained (not subcontractors). All of our installers are full time employees that are factory trained. We do not use subcontractors.  
 
 

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