Replacing Windows? Ask these Important Questions
Window replacement is something that mowers elect to do for a number of reasons. Not only does this decision improve the look and feel of the home, it also adds efficiency, improves the value of the home, and a lot more. But rather than jump into the decision of replacing windows with the first contractor that comes along, secure a smooth job by asking many important questions. The more questions that you ask the more answers that you will have so it is a win-win situation for everyone!
Are you Licensed?
Do not ever hire someone that does not hold a valid license. Only licensed contractors are trained and can replace the windows in your home. If you hire someone without a license you could be in for a world of trouble should something go wrong.
Do you hold any Certifications or Accreditations?
These are important and show that you are working with a licensed professional. There are many different certifications or accreditations that a company can hold. The more the merrier. Do not be shy and inquire of this!
Is the Work Guaranteed?
It is a good idea to hire only a window replacement contractor that is going to stand behind the job that he performs. There is no better way to stand behind that product and service than with a guarantee. But not all companies or contracts offer this, so make sure that you ask before you hire.
How long will the Job Take?
Although there are things that can slow the job down, it is always important to inquire of the length of time it is going to take to complete the job. Without this time frame set at the beginning, you might be waiting the entire year for your new windows.
What Kind of Window should I Use?
There are many different types of windows available to homeowners these days. Each window offers its own sets of pros and cons. It is imperative that you make yourself aware of the pros and cons of the different types of windows before you buy. Your window contractors is one of the best people to ask for recommendations because he knows best!
Can I Request an Estimate?
Most window contactors offer free estimates upon request. If, for some reason there is not one available with the company you are interested in, perhaps the search should continue. Free estimates allow you to compare prices and they also keep you protected.