Window replacement is a great way to add curb appeal and make your home a comfortable place. On average, you will spend anywhere between $8000 and $24000 replacing windows in a 2000 sq.ft. single-story house. Ensuring that a professional handles the installation will secure your investment.
Why You Need a Reputable Company
You might be tempted to try the installation yourself. The problem is your limited skills could:
- Damage the windows during installation.
- Lead to post-installation damage due to negligence or lack of skill.
- Void warranties in cases where the window manufacturer specifies that the windows must be installed by an accredited contractor.
Hiring a professional window replacement company will not only help you counter the above problems but also make the installation faster. The contractor can also advise you on the best windows for your region.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Window Replacement Company
Researching reputable window installation companies will help you get a contractor you can trust.
Credibility and Track Record
Look for a company that has some history in the area. The longer they’ve been in business the better. Check out what past clients have to say. Look for companies with multiple positive reviews as they might give you a better experience. If you can get testimonials from people you know, then all the better.
Certifications and Training
Window installers go through product-specific training to expand their selling proposition. Manufacturers, in turn, could insist on installers they’ve certified handling the installation. Different window manufacturers run training programs for their products and will only honor their warranties if you use one of their installers. This may sound like a hindrance, but it’s actually a benefit because if the window installer you choose is up to date on their training and certifications, you can know with confidence the job will be done right the first time.
Is the Contractor Insured?
Windows are expensive and accidents can happen during installation-even by professionals. An insured company will compensate whatever damage its employees create on-site as long as it was their doing. Contractor insurance will also cover injuries to the workers if a dangerous accident were to occur and someone requires medical attention. It’s important to find out ahead of time how these types of situations are handled in the event of a mishap on the job.
Does the Contractor Meet Your Personal Expectations?
Expectations range from the cost of installing the windows to when the contractor will be available. If you are a busy person looking for a complete package, you will need a company that sells windows, delivers them to the site, and can install them while requiring little to no involvement from you.
Before you start looking for a contractor, draft a list of what you expect from the company you hire for before, during, and after the project. You can use this list to fine-tune your search and get the perfect window replacement company for your project.
Choosing a window replacement contractor is as important as finding the right new windows for your home. Don’t make it an afterthought. Start interviewing different companies beforehand, get their quotes, and find out what kind of windows they offer.
Talking to several contractors before pulling the trigger not only lets you find the most experienced company, but also expands your knowledge of windows. This means you will be well educated to choose the right energy-saving and secure windows for your home. It might be time-consuming, but it will make every cent you spend on window replacements worth it.
Armorvue Home Exteriors is an industry leader with a combined total of over 75 years of experience in the home improvement industry. Our exceptional customer service and high-quality products speak for themselves. Contact us today to talk about new windows for your home.