When getting window replacement, it’s not only imperative that you choose the right materials and products, but also a reliable window contractor. Keep in mind that even the best windows will look shabby and perform poorly if they aren’t installed properly.
Unless you’re a trained window installer yourself, you’ll need the services of a window contractor, preferably one that is not only highly experienced but, manufacturer-trained and certified as well. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to find a reliable window contractor. Below are some basic steps on how you can go about finding them.
1. Ask Friends, Family or Neighbors for Recommendations
Perhaps the easiest way to hire a reliable window contractor is to find out if any of your friends, family or neighbors can recommend one to you. If the people you know swear by a contractor’s abilities, it is highly likely you’ll experience the same.
2. Check for Recommendations From Your Chosen Window Manufacturer
If your friends, family or neighbors are unable to recommend a reliable window contractor, then it’s best to look at the list of contractors certified by your chosen window manufacturer. Reputable brands are proud of their products so they want only the most reliable of window experts handling them. As such, you can’t go wrong with a certified window contractor.
3. Get to Know Your Prospective Contractor
When you contact a promising window contractor, do not hesitate to ask them questions, taking advantage of free in-home consultations. Aside from giving you an idea how much the project will cost, including materials and labor, you will also learn about the window company and see for yourself if they’re the kind of business you’d like to work with. Ask about their experience and training. Verify if they have updated permits and licenses. Have them talk about the warranties they offer as well as if they are insured and bonded. The more you know about a contractor, the easier it will be for you to determine if they’re right for you.
Found the right windows and contractor for your replacement project? Great! In the next post, we’ll give you some tips on how to prepare your home for a window replacement job, so stay tuned!