It’s common practice to provide waiters at restaurants or beauticians at beauty salons with tips for their services. But should you tip home improvement pros like window installers? Read on as Homecraft Inc., your local source of vinyl and wood windows, sheds light on the matter.
Be Sure to Ask First
Not sure if the installation crew of the window company you hired can receive tips? You don’t want the workers to get into trouble, so make sure to ask the owner or manager first if this is allowed. If it is discouraged, don’t worry. There are other ways you can commend the team for a job well done.
One way to do so is to leave a positive online review. You can wait for them to offer you a survey after the replacement windows installation is finished. Alternatively, you can talk about your wonderful experience with the window company via Google, Yelp, Better Business Bureau and other review websites. It will be appreciated as much as a tip; plus, it lets other homeowners know about the quality of service the contractor provides.
Tipping the Installation Crew
If the tipping practice is allowed, however, feel free. While there are no established rules on the amount of cash you can give, a typical tip is at least 15% of the total job cost. Aside from cash, you can provide the installation team other forms of gratuities like gift cards, personalized gift items or food and drink.
Keep in mind that tipping is not a requirement and that you’re obligated to. Then again, if the people behind your window replacement project did a great job, rewarding them makes sense. To avoid any conflict, don’t hesitate to ask first.
Homecraft Inc. specializes in installing high-quality wood and vinyl windows. Learn more about your replacement window options by calling (302) 798-0302 or filling out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Bear and Wilmington, DE.