Replacing your old, inefficient windows with new ones is a matter of smart decision-making. A huge part of it is finding the right contractor for the job. Before you sign on the dotted line, however, it would be helpful if you meet and speak with them first. In doing so, you can gain a full understanding of what this home improvement project entails. It also lets you know more about the prospective installer and the variety of replacement windows they offer. Below are three questions you need to ask during the initial consultation.
1. What Experience and Certifications You Have?
Industry experience can be a factor that justifies the significant rates of contractors. If they’ve been in business for close to 10 years and provide quality references, expect them to charge a bit extra on your window replacement. Also, don’t forget to ask about their manufacturer certifications. You’ll know this if they offer replacement windows from various brands.
2. How Long Does the Window Installation Take?
The length of time it takes for window pros to finish your project will depend on the number of wood or vinyl windows that need to be installed. Make sure your contractor has a clear idea of the project scope. Steer clear of installers who provide too vague of a time estimate, especially if you are looking to replace all windows.
3. How Will You Protect My Home During Installation?
A window replacement project can get messy, which means clean-up is expected once everything is done. Be sure to let your prospective contractor know about any concerns you might have regarding the installation, like how they ensure the protection of your valuables and if the crew will be responsible for cleaning the work zone and disposing of the old windows.
Homecraft Inc. installs custom-manufactured vinyl and wood windows from the top industry brands. We’ll help you select the size, style and material that best meets your needs and budget. Call us at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Bear and Wilmington, DE, and the surrounding communities.