It’s one thing to buy a pair of shoes and not get a refund for their return; it’s another thing entirely to spends hundreds or even thousands of hard-earned dollars on a home upgrade project only to have things go awry. That’s why it’s crucial you take your time and do your homework, especially when it comes to choosing a reputable contractor for your project.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Cincinnati, we know that a window replacement project can be a serious investment, so we want to help you make the best decision. While we’d love for you to choose us, no matter who you go with, we’d advise you to make sure it’s a solid company that stands behind their work. To help you through the selection process, we put together a list of questions you should ask before hiring a window installer:
- “How long have you been in business?” There’s no real harm in choosing someone relatively new to the business, but those who have been around longer will, of course, have a better understanding of the industry. Make sure your window installer holds a pretty reliable track record in successful window installation.
- “Are you properly licensed and insured?” Check that they have a license to operate locally and that they’re properly insured. Solid credentials are proof of their capabilities; not only do they show that they have the capacity to perform according to stringent work standards, but also have policies in place to protect you from having to shoulder the costs of mid-project mishaps.
- “Can you provide me with references?” Before agreeing to a contract, it’s best to see the quality of work they produce firsthand. Reputable companies can provide you with references from previous clients, or give you their names so you can personal call or pay them a visit. Doing so will give you a better feel for the quality and workmanship you can expect.
- “What warranties will I receive?” Warranties protect you from unnecessary costs that could potentially result from product or installation issues. For your own peace of mind, make sure of both material and workmanship warranties before hiring a contractor.
Now that you know how to find the right contractor for your window upgrade, it’s time to explore your replacement window options! Check out the second part of this blog series to learn more about which windows can best complement your home’s style.