Your new windows are only as good as how they are installed. The windows’ efficiency, appearance and longevity largely depend on how well your contractor installs them. Before hiring anyone to work on your home, do your research and carefully assess the company. Asking questions will help you know more about your prospective installer.
Here are vital questions to ask your prospective window contractor.
Can You Show Proof of License and Insurance?
Proof of license and insurance is the first thing you should ask from your prospective window installer. In many states, businesses need a license to operate. You want to work with a licensed professional because you will be protected if something goes wrong during your project. Insurance keeps you from being held liable if property damage or injury occurs during the window replacement.
What Is Included in Your Service?
Besides installing replacement windows, what other services does your contractor offer? Do they offer painting or interior finishing? Will they handle the cleanup after the project? If they won’t, you might need to make arrangements to dispose of the refuse materials.
What Type of Warranties Do You Offer?
New windows can involve significant costs. You want comprehensive warranties that will protect your investment. The coverage and duration of a contractor’s warranty say a lot about their products and services. Installers who offer a strong coverage are confident that they can do the job right and that their windows will perform well.
Do I Need to Get a Permit for My Project?
Depending on where you live and the scale of your project, you might need to get a permit before proceeding with the actual work. A local contractor will know if you need a permit and who is responsible for obtaining one. You must verify this information early in your project to avoid delays and costly fines.
Ensure your investment lasts long by choosing a dependable window company like Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta. All our replacement windows and doors come with comprehensive warranties. Call us at (404) 491-0124 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.