One of the most important improvements you can make to enhance your home is to install replacement windows for old, worn-out window products. Windows represent the first line of defense for your home when it comes to heating and cooling and offer a plethora of other benefits too—like added light and ventilation, and aesthetic appeal.
Taking the plunge and buying new windows, however, can be a difficult endeavor for first-time homeowners or those new to the process. Replacement windows can be a costly investment, and though the benefits of new windows can certainly pay off over time, it’s important to know what you can do to get the most out of your investment.
At Statewide Remodeling, we know how intimidating it can be when buying new windows for your home, and how important it is to find the right remodeling company to help you through the process. That’s why we’ve come up with these seven questions to ask your window contractor before installation, for homeowners thinking about replacing their windows this year.
What to Ask at Your Initial Consultation
Before installation, it’s important to make sure you’re fully aware of what your window installation will include, what it will cost, and what the final results will be. Your contractor should provide a free, no-obligation pricing estimate where you’ll be able to ask all the questions you need about the windows in their inventory, the costs and benefits of each model, and what each window type will offer in terms of energy efficiency, design, and durability.
- Are you willing to work within my budget for my window replacement?
- How much time will it take to complete the installation?
- What kind of windows do you recommend for my home and my budget?
- Are you on site during the installation process?
- Do you have your own crew, or do you subcontract?
- What kind of payment plans or financing do you offer?Are your products and installation services covered by warranties?
Choosing the Right Contractor
The success of your project may depend on the quality of the contractor you choose and the products they install in your home. Both of these important factors, however, depend on your judgment—which is why it’s so important to take the time to research your contractor and window products accordingly.
The right contractor for you will depend on your personal preferences and your personal goals when it comes to improving your home. Just to be on the safe side, you can avoid bad contractors by doing sufficient research into the companies you’re interested in hiring. For example, make sure that the contractor you choose is reputable, licensed, and top-rated in your area, with plenty of online reviews and a rating from the BBB or Angie’s List.
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