Your home is your biggest asset and you need to ensure that when you entrust it to a contractor you have made the right choice.
A good contractor will have no issues in spending time answering these questions and giving you full peace of mind before you sign them up.
To help you in making that choice here are our ‘top tips’:
Check references! A trustworthy contractor will have supply you with a list of satisfied customers. A well established, local contractor will have a long list of references for you to contact.
A great contractor is one who is fully insured, licensed and trained. Check that everyone who will be working on your home has up to date certification.
Ask if they offer a warranty and check that they are registered with the relevant professional associations.
Get an upfront, written estimate of costs. There may be some slight variations that occur to unforeseen circumstances but these should be limited.
Specifically when you are choosing a contractor to replace your windows and doors ask:
Do they install on a full time basis?
How long have they been in business?
Can they offer a variety of solutions to meet your personalised needs?
Can they service the work after the contract is completed?
Using a qualified skilled contractor will save you a lot of time, effort, hassle and money!
They will use only highly skilled window and glazing installers and will provide you with the insurance and warranties that you need to cover the work while it is being done and on completion.
When a qualified installer leaves you will have beautiful, safe new glazing and no clean up or headaches. You are going to be their reference for future clients so they will ensure that you are completely satisfied.
Qualified window installers also use Energy Star rated glazing. Energy Star is a voluntary partnership between the window manufacturers and the Department of Energy.
The glazing is fitted to the needs of your specific region and is twice as efficient as windows installed just ten years ago.
Energy Star rated glazing is 40% more efficient than that required by legal codes, so you know that your windows and doors will last, giving you peace of mind and great value for money.