Always vet a window contractor before hiring them. Looking up their online reviews is a good start but isn’t enough. It’d be a good idea to call them or schedule a consultation—most contractors offer free consultations, so a consultation won’t cost you anything but will go a long way toward giving you peace of mind for your project.
Here are some of the questions you should ask your contractor during one:
1. What Are Your Credentials?
A contractor would naturally need to have a license to practice their trade in the state. However, keep in mind that a license is just the bare minimum. If you want to make sure you get the best service, you also need to check a contractor’s certifications. Certifications are proof a contractor has undergone additional professional training and can give you a good idea of a contractor’s level of expertise or the level of customer service you can expect.
Here’s another tip: If you prefer a certain brand of windows or roofing materials, ask the contractor if they’re factory-certified. Factory-certified contractors are more familiar with a certain brand, and as such, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll make any installation errors.
2. What Warranties Do You Offer?
Another benefit of hiring a factory-authorized contractor is that some manufacturers offer exclusive warranties to windows, siding, and roofing systems installed by factory-authorized contractors.
3. How Long Will It Take for You to Install My New Windows?
Any professional window contractor worth their salt should be able to give you a rough timeline of your window installation project. A rough timeline of your window replacement can help you plan ahead and minimize disruptions to your routine. As a rule of thumb, specialized windows take longer to install than conventional windows because certain types of specialized windows, such as bay windows, need additional support.
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