Through Andersen windows by ACRE Window Replacement, locals beautify their homes and trim monthly utility costs
It’s no coincidence that window replacement is the No. 1 home improvement in America. High-quality replacement windows can save thousands on utility bills, add value to a home and make any living space more comfortable all year long. In fact, because replacing old windows helps cut energy usage and is a generator of home equity, the U.S. government gives tax credits to homeowners who install new windows.
When it’s time to select a firm to do the work, it seems that the options are endless—and, as a result, confusing. ACRE Window Replacement, a local firm that specializes in Andersen replacement windows, has demystified the window-replacement process for Delaware Valley homeowners.
“The first step is to work with a firm that has a wide variety of products to offer,” says Valerie Manfred, owner of ACRE Window Replacement, which has a newly opened, state-of-the-art design center in Montgomeryville, Pa. “The reality is that one size does not fit all. A replacement window that is the perfect solution for an 80-year-old stone home in Bryn Mawr is not necessarily right for a 25-year-old rancher in King of Prussia.”
To ensure that its customers have access to exactly what is right for them, ACRE offers the complete line of Andersen Windows.
“Andersen is the country’s No. 1 window brand,” Manfred says. “Our customers know that they are getting the best product available. Also, Andersen has multiple types and styles of windows, so whether it’s an affordable vinyl window or a fully divided light window in oak, the Andersen family of windows will fit the bill.”
Manfred, a young female entrepreneur, chose the replacement window business, a field typically dominated by men, for her first business venture. Prior to founding ACRE, she had more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry, with both commercial and residential firms.
“I wanted to be in a ‘green’ business, and I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to get involved with Andersen products,” she says. “Most importantly, because of past experience in the industry, I was able to attract a team of experienced professionals.”
In fact, the ACRE team has more than 100 years combined experience in the replacement window business. It strives to ensure that each customer has a great experience. The company assigns a personal project manager to each job to ensure top-level communication. Customers can even track the progress of their project on the company’s website at AcreWindows.com.
“The customer experience is paramount,” Manfred says. “Doing it right has to take precedence over doing it quick. In window replacement, the quality of the installation is just as important as the quality of the window itself.”
Her philosophy has paid off. ACRE is by far the fastest-growing window-replacement firm in the Delaware Valley, quickly becoming the region’s largest provider of replacement-window products carrying the Andersen brand.
“Many of our customers grew up with Andersen windows,” Manfred says, “so when it’s time to replace windows in their current home, Andersen is the natural choice.”
ACRE also knows how to make the quality of Andersen affordable to the average homeowner. The company offers a wide range of financing options, from low interest loans that are fully tax deductable to short-term, 0-percent financing choices. ACRE also provides its clients with a Lowest Price Guarantee, which offers to match the price of any competitor’s quote for a window of similar quality. Company executives believe the Lowest Price Guarantee is a “game changer” for most consumers.
With affordable pricing and significant energy savings, most homeowners can actually beautify their home with all-new Andersen windows for little or even no money out of pocket.
“Most homeowners with old windows are already paying out every month what it would cost for their new windows,” Manfred says. “All they have to do is call us, and in six weeks, they will have all new windows in their home.”
Interested homeowners can call ACRE at 888-REPLACE (888-737-5223) or visit AcreWindows.com. Also, visit the new state-of-the-art design center at 668 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville, Pa., 18936.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 9 (November, 2011).
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