Windows serve more than aesthetic purposes. They improve your home’s comfort and provide protection against harsh conditions. Proper installation ensures your windows’ superior performance and longevity. So, it’s important to get the right contractor.
Finding a Reliable Contractor
Asking your family, friends and neighbors can help you find reliable window contractors in your area. You can also get in touch with your local Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Obtain quotes from at least three contractors. Do your research about these companies, and visit their website. See reviews, both the good and the bad, for each contractor.
On the phone, ask them how long they’ve been in business, the extent of their expertise in window replacement or repair, and the amount of your project estimate. It’s also a great idea to request a list of references and proof of insurance, workers’ compensation and property damage coverage.
Meet the contractors you’re considering hiring in person to talk about the details of your project. Ask for proof of insurance, which should include the insurance company name, policy number and policy coverage. Discuss who will handle warranty responsibility, and get a fixed price before signing a contract.
Beware of Scams
There are contractors who take advantage of people whose homes have been affected by storms. A reliable contractor should have a valid license and a physical business address. Never hire contractors who ask for a large prepayment or entire project cost. Avoid those who pressure you into immediately signing a contract. Keep in mind that estimates should be similar unless the materials are completely different.
Review the details of your initial quote with your chosen contractor. Discuss your payment options. Request printed copies of your contract, project plans, order changes, bills and invoices, permits, proof of insurance and contractor correspondence.
For high-quality replacement windows, choose Renewal by Andersen of Northwest Ohio. Our doors and windows have energy-efficient features that can help reduce your heating and cooling costs. Call us at (419) 931-6087, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Toledo, OH.