You took the leap and invested in replacement windows for your Jacksonville home. Unfortunately, you start to get the sense that something’s a little off. While you may experience a prettier interior and exterior in the short term, you just haven’t seen the long term benefits you were promised. If you suspect you hired amateurs for your window installation, there are a few clear ways to find out.


We’re not here to sell you new windows when you simply don’t need them. You may simply just need a window repair. After 30+ years of installing replacement windows all around the Jacksonville community, the American Window Products team has seen many botched jobs. Unfortunately, homeowners can be taken advantage of by inexperienced installers. If that sounds like you, we’re here to help. Here’s our best advice on what to look out for in the weeks and months following a window installation:

Poor Energy Efficiency and High Utility Bills

When you see new window models boast energy-saving benefits, that’s only if the installation is done correctly. Lower energy bills and better indoor temperature regulation are only the results of weather tight windows. 


If the people you hire to install your windows are off by even a millimeter, you’ll lose all of the energy benefits you’d expect with replacement windows. When your energy bills begin to rise instead of drop, you’ll end up calling a true professional to fix the issue. 


What a great job American Windows does!!  They installed windows in my screened lanai at my condo and I absolutely love it.  I use this space so much more than I ever thought I would. Absolutely great! Mark Workman was super nice to work with!  Josh and Chad did an amazing job installing my windows.

– Joan S., American Window Products Google Review

Structural Damage Around Window Openings

The worst possible issue to come from a botched installation is expensive damage to your house. Structural problems won’t just cost a lot of money to remedy, but they can cause severe problems for your home for years to come.  


Expenses to fix the damage will add up to much more than just hiring a qualified professional from the get-go. Unqualified installers can also inadvertently damage the new windows you just purchased, too. Warped frames and shattered glass are common consequences of cheap window installation. 

Failed Home Inspection Before Selling

If your windows fail a home inspection after the most recent installation, there’s a strong chance they weren’t installed correctly. A poor installation often leads to your family investing in new windows before selling your home. You could also face serious construction fines if the incorrectly installed windows aren’t remedied. 


Every window installation specialist at American Window Products completes certification programs that support all local, state and federal laws. Saving a few bucks on inexperienced installers almost always costs you more in the long run. 

Trust the American Window Products Team with Your Next Project

Our American Window Products installation experts install every window to meet and exceed your expectations. We work diligently to avoid mistakes and give your family the results you deserve. 


Unsure if your current windows need to be replaced? Take our Repair or Replace Quiz for an unbiased answer to that important question. 


Outstanding price, outstanding quality and installation.  Jason was awesome to get me a great deal. Installers were fast and professional. I’d rate this transaction a 6 out of 5 if I could.

– Dennis M., American Window Products Google Review

It’s not always clear which type of window is right for your home. Take a look at our comprehensive inventory of products we carry and contact us if you have any questions. Reach out to us here to schedule a free estimate.