When you search the Internet for replacement windows , you’ll get hundreds of hits from contractors claiming to be the best of the best. How can you tell if the lofty claims a company is making about their incredible services and workmanship are really true?
Unfortunately, like any field, the window replacement industry has its share of unscrupulous individuals. It’s best to learn their most common tactics so you can avoid them. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod highlights red flags that indicate you’re not dealing with a reputable company.
Heavily Discounted Products
First, scammers often lure potential victims with promises of massively discounted replacement windows. Generally speaking, most windows follow certain pricing rules and guidelines and it’s rare for a contractor to deviate from these market standards. So if one of your candidates is willing to cut a huge chunk off the price of their replacement window offerings, you should be wary right from the get go.
Limited Time Offers
It’s not unusual for contractors to put an expiration date on their promotions. What is suspicious about scammers is that they will use these “limited time only” offers to coerce you to sign up with their service immediately. The time limit to decide is usually within 24 hours after which the promised discounts suddenly expire. Avoid these at all costs.
Look for Certifications and Licenses
Installing windows requires a license that many scammers don’t have. You can protect yourself against potentially bad deals by asking to see a contractor’s certifications and licenses right off the bat. Cross reference these with your local government licensing boards to make sure they are legitimate.
At Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best products and excellent service from a trustworthy team of window contractors. Give us a call at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod, as well as other neighboring communities in MA.