Where do you look for a window replacement services contractor? We’ve got you covered. Here are three places to look for a contractor and the parameters to judge their work by.
Get references from friends, family and neighbors. This doesn’t just increase your chances of finding a good contractor but also helps you physically visit and look at the quality of their craftsmanship.
The easiest way to find a contractor is to look for one online. Search on google, aggregator services, and on the BBB website to find contractors with a good rating and good reviews.
Look through your drawers
You may have met a contractor whose work you admired and maybe even shared contact details. Check your drawers for any old business cards you’ve kept from contractors. If you can recall the work that made you ask for their number even after a long time, you’ve probably found the right contractor for the job.
Once you have a list of contractors, start looking for any deal breakers. You need a contractor with skill who can be trusted, and asking these questions will get you a lot closer to finding the right one.
Licensing and insurance
You do not want to be in business with a contractor who does not have the required licensing or insurance. Contractors who cut corners by ignoring state mandated licensing requirements and workers’ comp are putting you in danger with the authorities and in danger of liabilities. Do not hire a contractor until they can show you proof that they have the right licensing and insurance for all their workers.
Method of working
A good window contractor will never try to put you in a tough spot by taking all the windows down at once and then installing the new ones. This gives you absolutely no chance to see how a window is installed and then change your mind if the work isn’t good enough for you. Taking all the windows out takes away the option of stopping the work from you and leaves you with unflattering boarded-up holes around your home. Fiberglass window replacement and wood window replacement require correctly measured frames. Make sure your contractor measures each frame before taking a window down and installing the new window.
Experience and expertise
The experience and expertise of a window replacement contractor will show in how they conduct business. Check if they offer a guarantee on the work they do. A contractor who is confident in their skills will definitely give you a warranty or guarantee on the work they’ve done. A good contractor will also give you an estimate that is close to the actual cost because their years of experience help them foresee any new requirements apart from material and labour, and add them to the final cost before the work ever starts.
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We think you’ll find that Hynes Roofing & Siding fits the bill of the good contractors described above. Give us a call or fill out our contact form for a chat with our contractors, and a free estimate.