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Wood Window Reviews

Research is an integral part of the process of buying replacement windows. The amount of information given online about manufacturers and their wood window reviews is simply staggering. It would be impossible to write fair, concise reviews of each and every product into one tight document that a home owner would actually want to read. Though it is not entirely prudent to simply offer reviews of products we provide to the public. Instead, this guide is designed to help you cut through the lies, miscommunications, and false reviews you will undoubtedly encounter in your research. While many of these manufacturers seeking wood window reviews for their products are long-standing, customer conscious companies; that is not always the case when it comes to advertisers or consumers.


So what is non-information? The easiest way to think of non-information is thoughts or opinions presented on a particular subject that don't actually tell you anything useful. This is something you will see a lot in consumer reviews as opposed to professional reviews. Professional reviewers tend to know the differences and steer clear of non-information if they want to provide useful information.

It looks great!

This short phrase is one you will see a lot in consumer reviews. The product looks great. How does that actually help a potential buyer decide if the product is good for them or not? The reviewer can obviously not be sure of how a product will look installed in their your home. What looks good for you may not look good for your neighbor. This is an entirely subjective phrase that can be used to instill a false confidence in the product.

I don't know.

Any wood window reviews featuring the phrase 'I don't know' should be taken with a grain of salt. The reason is simple. Replacement windows for your home are not a minor purchase that will wear out in a year. They are a decades long investment into the look, efficiency, and well-being of your home. If a customer 'does not know' about points of the product they had installed in their own home; then how can they be relied on to give you useful advice for yours? Simply put, they cannot.

Weasel Words and Non-Committal Statements

It is perfectly alright for a person to admit that they do not necessarily have the knowledge to back a particular statement. In fact, that saves a researcher of wood window reviews a lot of time. You know you can either discard that idea or research it further to ground the statement to solid fact (which you should do anyways). Weasel words are words that allow a person the opportunity to flip-flop on their statements or actions. Any reviews that feature phrases such as 'I guess' and 'I suppose' are including qualifiers for the reviewer to be incorrect or change their stance. What does that mean to you? It means the same thing as 'I don't know'. The person writing the review is not necessarily informed or convicted in the opinions stated therein.


So what kinds of things are useful to look for in wood window reviews? Surely, there are some out there that can provide useful information? There are plenty of reviews that can offer good insight into a given product or a company. One wants to be overly critical of anything they read; and if possible, verify it in multiple locations.


Presentation of a wood window review is a big part of how reader will normally interpret it. Any review flooded with emotion is not going to allow you to form an intelligent choice about a product. If the wood window review you come across happens to be negative; why is it negative? Is it just the person ranting about a bad experience, or is the product actually a piece of junk? The other problem with taking these reviews to heart is less scrupulous advertisers will go and leave negative reviews on their competitors' products. This underhanded practice utterly skews your ability to make an intelligent choice about a given product. The only thing that absolutely does not lie, does not manipulate; is fact.

So what kind of presentation is acceptable and good? Simply put, one that tells you something useful about the product. Facts are what is important when it comes to breaking down wood window reviews, or any reviews for that matter.


Good Presentation:

"I was very unhappy with this product because the hardware was cheap and the joints weren't interlocking."

This example conveys both emotion and information to the reader. They state they were unhappy, but they then state exactly why they were unhappy with the product. You can not be absolutely sure of how this person was feeling or what motives this person had behind posting the review. What you can do is make a note to double-check the hardware and joints of the product before you buy it yourself. That makes this a very informative customer review in one sentence.

"My new windows are great because of the craftsmanship and ease of operation. I did not particularly like the latches though."

This example we see a positive theme behind it of a satisfied customer. Once again, we can not assume that this was the sole reason this review was posted. What we can do is take note of the facts presented in the review. The craftsmanship and ease of operation can be double-checked to confirm the statement is true. Though this reviewer did not leave any information on why they did not like the latches, it enables you to further your search or pay close attention to the latches when you look at the windows yourself.

Bad Presentation:

"This product sucks. Company was uncooperative. Product was garbage."

This is the only negative example we will cite for one simple reason; most of the negative reviews you find will read exactly like it. This is an example of non-information presented as information. The review tells you absolutely nothing about the product or the service the customer received. Why did the product suck? Why was the product garbage? Was it craftsmanship, materials, or is the reviewer just blowing hot air? So they were unhappy with the company's cooperation; why? Did they ask for something that was entirely unreasonable from the corporation's side of things? Sure, they want every customer to walk away happy and satisfied with their products. The company would not be in business long if they catered to every backward, unreasonable whim that some customers expect out of them.

Making the Right Choices

When you are looking for wood window reviews for a product you want to install in your home, be very discerning of what and who you listen to. This entire industry is built around a customer-centric focus because of the nature of the product. Companies will generally give you whatever information you desire to be able to make an intelligent choice about their products. The reason is, many of these companies put every bit of pride into each product they roll out and stand beside it. They know that it is what you, as a homeowner, should expect from the wood window manufacturer you choose.

This guide was written with a bit of passion behind it to instill in you the need to be passionate about making sound choices for your home. We encourage you to go back and look through again, following the tips presented in this article. Though it is filled with passionate and forceful statements, they are all done in a truthful, informative way that can be verified with independent resources.

That is exactly what you should be looking for in your wood window reviews.