Careful planning is necessary for any type of home improvement, including window replacement. After all, you’ll need to consider more than just the quality of the window. You should also consider the manufacturer and the workmanship of the installation.
When consulting with different contractors, you need to ask the right questions for your window project. We share a few essential ones here to help you out:
“Are There Any Hidden Fees?”
When meeting prospective window installers for the first time, make sure to ask if there are any hidden fees that they haven’t yet mentioned. Some of these fees can be omitted on purpose to make the quote look cheaper than what the competition offers. However, they may likely appear during the installation process when you least expect it.
Sometimes, they may be applicable in certain situations where the contractor can’t determine the window’s condition when replacing them. For instance, replacing rotten wood is often included in the replacement cost. If the treatments like the blinds and shutters also have to be removed, this will lead to additional labor costs that weren’t part of the contract.
“How Do They Function?”
A window offers more than just ease of use. You’ll find several styles that have different ways of how they open and close. And depending on their features, some can work better for your home than others. When browsing for new windows, make sure to consider which features you can benefit from in the long run. These include maintenance requirements, safety, operability, durability, climate control and ventilation, to name a few.
“What Are Their Exterior/Interior Trim Options?”
Don’t forget to ask your window contractor about trim options when browsing different window styles. This will help you have a clear idea of how they look once installed. Usually, the type of windows you’ll get will also determine what the trim will look like. After all, a full-frame window installation comes with matching finishes. This is why it helps to know the designs that come with your chosen style. Of course, it’s different if you’re planning a retrofit installation and choose to retain the current trim.
As a top window contractor in Bowling Green, Perrysburg, Sylvania and the surrounding communities, you can count on our team at Renewal by Andersen® of Northwest Ohio to get the job done efficiently. Contact us by calling (419) 931-6970 or filling out our convenient contact form to request a free in-home consultation.