Customer spotlight: Jerry and Linda.
We met Jerry and Linda at one of our outdoor events this summer. They are a couple living in a town home development. A town home development with windows in dire need of being replaced. After seeing a quick demo of our UniShield window they really liked the quality they saw and they wanted to get an estimate on replacing their windows. But…. Being in a town home they were worried about your windows conforming to the rules.
We have worked with multiple town home communities throughout the Twin Cities to replace windows, patio doors and entry doors. We have met with town home boards to pitch our product and we have met with groups of homeowners to help them gain consensus.
What we have found is that the outside appearance of the windows is generally the determining factor in buying decisions. The town home community wants the look to remain consistent. I get it. If everyone has dark brown windows, the guy who replaces his with white stands out like a sore thumb. Similarly, if everyone has their white windows wrapped in white, but suddenly someone wraps theirs in dark green, the conformity of town home living is gone.
Our UniShield replacement windows and doors are 100% pure virgin vinyl with a smooth, streamlined exterior. Standard colors are white, tan and dark brown. Available upgrades include exterior paint colors including black, bronze and dark green, which tend to be very popular colors at town homes.
So what should you do first? Check with your town home association about the rules they have. You might get lucky and be in the same situation as Jerry and Linda. They learned that as long as they replaced their windows with WHITE 2 lite sliders, and then wrapped them in maintenance free smooth aluminum in a coordinating tan they could replace whatever they wanted. The appointment started with matching exterior wrap colors, and once we knew we could meet the requirements, we continued the discussion, and ended up replacing all of the windows in their town home. The neighbors liked how they looked so much, we ended up doing work for a few of them, too.
What is the moral of the story of Jerry and Linda? Don’t be afraid of calling us if you live in a town home. There may be a few extra hoops to jump through, but we are more than happy to do that. It is all in the name of new windows! Contact us today to get started!