If you’re planning a window replacement project this summer, you need to find the right contractor to make it worth the investment. You can start by asking for referrals from your friends and neighbors who have had similar improvements done on their homes, as well as looking online for contractors that provide services in your area. Once you have a list of potential contractors, you can approach each of them and ask questions to know which is a good match for your needs.
Here are a few essential questions to ask:
“Are You Trained and Qualified?”
Only factory-authorized installers have the right certifications that prove they’re well-qualified to replace windows. They’re also already trained to install specific products manufactured under a single brand. However, this can mean that they only work with certain types of windows, so make sure to discuss your brand preferences as well as what brands the contractors recommend based on your needs.
“How Long Will the Replacement Take?”
From browsing and ordering your windows up through the installation, it can take a while before your replacement project is completed. It helps to ask for a general time line of when your windows will be installed and how long that will take. A capable crew can install 10 standard 3-by-5-foot double-hung windows within a day. However, if you’re planning to get custom-made replacement windows, they may take longer to be delivered and installed.
“Do You Have Proof of a Business License and Insurance?”
When approaching several prospects for your window replacement, don’t choose contractors who don’t carry insurance or have the proper licenses to run their business. Most states have similar requirements for businesses to operate in their area, which often include at least workers’ compensation and general liability insurance.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City and Central Missouri, we provide top-quality service to our customers from the beginning of a project until after the installation is completed. Our factory-trained staff is deeply experienced and fully certified in the installation, design and repair of high-quality windows and doors.
Give us a call at (913) 956-0887, or fill out our convenient contact form online to schedule a consultation. We serve Kansas City, MO, and neighboring communities.