Replacing your windows is a big undertaking. It can involve significant costs and affects the overall appeal and comfort of your home. To make the most of your investment and ensure your house stays in good shape, you must hire an experienced window installer.
Here are practical questions to ask window contractors before hiring one.
Are You Licensed and Insured?
The first thing you should ask any contractor is whether they are properly licensed and insured. Licensing requirements vary by state so make sure to do your research. Hiring a licensed contractor can protect you and your home in case something goes wrong during your project. The same goes for insurance, which should cover worker’s compensation, liability and property damage.
Can You Provide a Detailed Estimate?
Before signing a contract, it’s recommended to obtain at least three quotes from different window companies. Doing so will give you an idea of the estimated cost of your project and will help you identify and avoid unreliable installers who are looking to take advantage of homeowners. A reputable contractor will be happy to give you a detailed breakdown of your project costs.
How Long Will the Installation Take?
Some types of windows, such as specialty ones, can take awhile to be manufactured and delivered, which can extend the duration of your project. It’s always a good idea to know when your new windows will arrive, especially if the season is changing, so you can be prepared. Also, with an established timeline, you can rest assured knowing that your project is progressing.
For high-quality and energy-efficient windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod. We will handle every step of your window replacement project from you, from the design and installation to the final cleanup. Give us a call at (508) 936-1171 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Cape Cod, MA.