Your replacement windows are only as good as the installers you choose to install them. Replacement windows can add value to your home; however, if you select someone who isn’t qualified to do the work, your windows won’t perform as well as they should. Choosing experienced installers is a critical part of your window replacement project. Improper installation is more than just an eyesore – it could result in voided warranties, drafts, or damage to your home. Before starting your window replacement project, be sure to vet your installers so you feel comfortable knowing your windows will be installed correctly the first time.
When researching window companies, consider the following:
Window installation isn’t easy. Because windows come in a variety of styles and sizes, there is no “one-size-fits-all” installation method. When reviewing contractors, be sure to research the company’s experience with window replacement. Consider how long the company has been in business and, on average, the average experience of their installers. The more experience the company has with window replacement, the better.
General contractors are great for everyday projects; however, when replacing your windows, it’s best to use a professional who specializes in window installation. When researching companies, narrow your search to companies that specializes in window installation to avoid hiring someone who doesn’t have the proper skills.
Always take the time to check references when you hire a window installation company. Consider checking websites like the Better Business Bureau or Angie’s List to read reviews from previous customers. Be sure to research the quality and the professionalism of the company to ensure you’re hiring a company you can trust.
No two window replacement projects are the same. Your installers should be trained to handle any project regardless of the size of the project or the type of window. Be sure your installer is trained on the best practices for installation and is up to date on the newest installation methods.
Clear and Comprehensive Bid
Review all bids for completeness and conciseness. What does the bid cover? Is anything left out? Are there any hidden fees, such as disposal fees? If there's something you don't understand, have them explain it to you. In addition, be sure to ask about the warranty to ensure your windows are protected against any possible mistakes.
Site Preparation and Clean-Up
It may seem like a common courtesy, but some window installers might not clean the mess left over after your installation is complete. A reputable installer should want to protect your property and respect your wishes. Ask how they'll protect the work site, what they'll do with the old windows, and how they'll clean up after.
Ready to Choose an Installer? Consider Window Nation.
When you choose Window Nation, you can feel comfortable knowing your windows will be installed by window replacement experts. Our installers have an average of over 15 years of experience installing replacement windows. We pride ourselves on our attention detail, using an 18-point inspection checklist to ensure your windows are installed properly the first time.
When you’re ready to start your window replacement project, schedule an in-home estimate with one of our exterior design consultants. Our team will discuss your project with you and discuss your options so you can find the best fit for your budget. You’ll then receive a quote good for up to six months. If you’re considering financing your project, we also offer budget-friendly deals to help you get the windows of your dreams. Schedule your in-home estimate at WindowNation.com.