“Buy local” has long been a rallying cry for small businesses. Advocates for shopping locally tout a number of advantages. These include job creation, lower environmental damage, and positive local economic impact. It is estimated that half of every dollar spent with local businesses is reinvested in the community.
Shopping locally helps your neighbors. There are also direct advantages to you. This is true especially when it comes to the complex process of custom window purchase and installation.
Going local reduces costly gaps
Whether buying windows from a big box store or a national window manufacturer, customers are often not dealing with the source of the product from start to finish of the project. This often produces gaps in the process that can result in higher costs and a challenging customer experience.
- Avoid higher cost due to shipping and warehousing
- Get windows sooner after manufacture
- Avoid communication gaps between customer through installer to manufacturer
Local producers know where you live
Local window manufacturers are producing products for where they live. They have the knowledge to know what works best in your climate. They also have more insights into usage and design in your community.
Not only that, but they are your neighbors. For instance, Taylors Windows has in-house teams of professional installers. You are dealing with this local manufacturer from design of your custom windows all the way through the clean up of your home. Improving your home improves their own community.
You know where they work!
Nearly all window manufacturers provide warranties for the product and installation. However, the steps you must go through to get a resolution to your warranty request can vary. Buying windows locally provides the customer with more options to find warranty satisfaction. You are not limited to dealing with a middle man or listening to telephone hold music.
Local businesses know the power of “word-of-mouth” advertising. While online reviews are important to businesses building confidence at the time of purchase, local businesses know that great client experiences are the life blood to finding new customers.
Local businesses have a greater incentive to make sure you are satisfied. Just ask your neighbors.