A window replacement project is generally a quick and simple process. Nevertheless, it’s important to vet your candidates properly to hire a company that deserves your trust and business.
4 Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Window Contractor
To separate reputable window contractors from unreliable ones for your home improvement project, ask these important questions:
Do You Have Insurance?
Never work with an uninsured contractor. Without adequate insurance, you may be held responsible for worker injury or property damage that occurs in your home. Although you have legal options to protect yourself from liability, you would then have to deal with the rigors of litigation.
To give yourself peace of mind, choose an insured company. Request proof so you can verify the coverage’s details later with the insurer.
Do You Use Subcontractors?
You’re interviewing a contractor to handle the window replacement process from beginning to end, not to delegate some parts to a third party. Work with a company that sells, manufactures and installs windows, like Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City. Relying on one party (directly or not) helps ensure quality and accountability.
What Is Your BBB Rating?
The best score the Better Business Bureau bestows on its accredited businesses is an A plus. Many factors come into play when rating companies, but the score reflects the contractor’s dispute resolution track record. An excellent mark doesn’t mean the business never makes mistakes; rather, the company owns up to them and addresses them in a satisfactory way.
Do You Provide a Workmanship Warranty?
Like doors, windows need to be installed properly to function as expected. Even the best installers commit errors, however, so it’s imperative to hire a company that stands behind its work. Normally, you could only tell whether there’s no flaw in workmanship after 24 months of zero product failures.
At Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City, we take pride in being insured, having an A plus BBB rating, and providing a two-year workmanship warranty coverage. Unlike our competitors, we handle the process from start to finish.
To ask us about our products, warranties and financing options, call us at (913) 385-1300 for your FREE, in-home consultation. We proudly serve Kansas City and its surrounding areas.