Choosing The Best Window Installers
Window replacements, like many other home projects, are best left to the professionals. These steps will help ensure you hire the right window installers. Contact Turner Roofing to get started on your window replacements.
Use the right sources to find window installers.
The best way to find good contractors are to ask friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers who also have had their windows done. If you know anyone who works in construction, ask them for suggestions.
Although reading online reviews is a good idea for any contractors you consider, don’t base your decision solely on what reviews say.
Interview and research the installers.
Once you have a few suggested window installers, it’s time to do some research. Call the window installers for a phone interview, and meet in person, if possible. Ask for references and information about previous projects. Check their credentials, certifications, and insurance. Online reviews can be a source of information, but you should take them with a grain of salt.
Read the bid and estimate carefully.
A potential contractor’s bid and estimate should be well detailed. Ask them about the types of materials they plan to use and go over the detailed scope of work together so you understand the process.
Don’t go by price alone.
Homeowners on a tight budget may be tempted to choose the lowest bid. Instead, it may be a better idea to disregard the lowest bid completely. A contractor may offer a low bid because they cut corners, such as using poor quality materials, or because they are desperate for the work, another bad sign.
Spending a little more for higher-quality work, with a contractor who is in demand, can save you on headaches later. You can also discuss a payment plan with the installer.
Get everything in writing before you start.
Check the contract thoroughly to make sure you’re comfortable signing it. Make sure it includes:
- Bid price and payment schedule
- Specific scope of work and detailed project schedule
- Change-order clause
- Specific materials to be used
- Proof of liability insurance and worker’s compensation
Ready to install new windows?
These steps will help you hire the best window installers and make sure you are happy with the outcome.
Get reliable experts to install your new windows. Contact Turner Roofing today.