You should carefully choose the contractor you will hire to replace your windows and doors. Skillfully installed replacement windows tend to perform better and last longer. Experts recommend getting estimates from at least three companies and running background checks before hiring one.
Here are red flags to look out for when hiring a window replacement contractor.
Lack of Proper Licensing and Insurance
A reputable contractor will not hesitate to show proof of their license and insurance. Only work with a company with proper documentation. It will protect you from being held liable for accidents that could occur during your project.
High-Pressure Sales Tactics
Remember, a good installer will never pressure you into signing or purchasing anything unless you’re ready. They will also present you with replacement windows and patio doors that suit your unique needs and budget. If a contractor is rushing you into making decisions, consider it a red flag.
No References or Reviews
You can get a picture of what it’s like to work with your prospective contractor by reading reviews and talking to references. Usually, you can find reviews online and ask your potential installer for references. If you come across a company that refuses to provide references or has no customer feedback, it’s best to move on to your next candidate.
Prices That Are Too Good to Be True
While price matters, it shouldn’t determine which contractor you will hire. If you obtained multiple quotes, you likely have an idea of how much it would cost to replace your windows. Beware of companies offering significantly low prices because they might not be as experienced. They could also be using substandard materials.
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