It’s only natural that homeowners after being bombarded by countless ads approach claims of quality and eco-friendliness with a healthy degree of skepticism. The problem with this, however, is that you may dismiss legitimate claims and miss out on what would otherwise be a great deal.
To verify manufacturers’ claims, look for certifications awarded by reputable, independent bodies. One of the certifications to look for while shopping for a window is the one from the Window and Door Manufacturers’ Association (WDMA) Hallmark Certification Program.
Renewal by Andersen® of Wyoming elaborates on what makes a WDMA certification so important in the industry below.
The WDMA Difference
The WDMA isn’t the only third-party organization in the industry, so why does is its certification hold so much clout?
For one thing, it’s one of three bodies that set the standards for construction products. And, to do that, it consults with experts and references various building codes. Arguably, the stringent standards the WDMA writes should be enough to establish its certification’s authority in the industry, but it goes beyond that.
The Total Product Performance™ Guarantee
Generally, a mark of certification on a bay window should be a guarantee of its quality. Keep in mind the standards different certifications use vary, and, as such, there’s a chance that the standards used were just the bare minimum. This means a mark of certification is not a guarantee of high quality or performance; it’s just a guarantee that it has met the minimum building code requirements.
However, such isn’t the case with the WDMA Hallmark Certification because of its Total Product Performance™ guarantee. It guarantees that a product with the certification complies with all the minimum standards and is of the highest quality.
Renewal by Andersen has produced Hallmark-certified products since the 1970s. If you want to learn more about your window options, call Renewal by Andersen of Wyoming at (307) 472-2199. Whether you’re looking for a bay window or a sliding window, our catalog has something for you. We serve homeowners in Casper, Laramie and Cheyenne, WY.