Installation of Windows is not a big deal, but it is an important part of your house. A proper window helps you to prevent water, dust and air from entering the rooms. So, for the best procedure of installation, it is preferred that one should hire a window replacement contractor. Finding a good contractor is not easy, so to prevent getting into trouble later on, check out these ways to your task.
- Find out good window options in advance:
Before hiring a contractor, you make sure that which window options would be suitable for you. Some contractors are specifically working on single type only. So prepare your type and then hire its expert.
For example, if you want energy-efficient windows, you can take either PVC or fiberglass window. And in these choices, there would be different levels of efficiency. So being prepared in advance can save your money and prevent you from a unnecessary headache.
- Research for contractor:
Ask your friends, neighbors, relative or co-workers to recommend some good contractors. Also check online companies, and make queries. Check for best workers and then choose on for your house.
- Check contract prices:
Before saying OK to your contractor, get a complete price quotation from at least three contractors. Compare the features and then choose one. Also, make sure what expenses are included in the price list. Keep in mind the following thing-
- Starting and finishing date of work.
- Materials and products to be used with specific details.
- Terms and conditions of payment.
- Labor payment.
To prevent any misunderstanding and issues later, never pay full amount n advance. Contractors may please you by giving discounts but pay only 20-30% advance only. Some states have set payment limit for contractors. Make sure to keep that in mind also.
Standard window installation comes with ten years warranty on windows, and two years workmanship warranty. And this warranty comes with actual installation, provided by the contractor. So make sure to check this issue in advance. Sometimes, windows may fail or break due to improper installation. At that time, this warranty will help you fix it without hitting your extra money.
Always double-check the contractor’s work and also material quality. Installation and material quality run parallel for a good result. Fault in even one line, can cause you regret your decision. So be sure in advance. Also, check for your contractor’s license. If your contractor doesn’t hold a proper license or s not registered, then don’t hire him.