A window installation job can be just as stressful as it is exciting. There are many factors you need to take into consideration before signing on the dotted line with your contractor. Getting the benefit of an initial consultation with a professional can iron out a lot of the details of the project; however, some questions might be left unanswered. Typically, it’s these questions that can cause delays in your timeline and stretch out a simple window replacement for longer than necessary.
Our professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia recommend asking about the following things before signing a contract.
Insurance, Workers Comp and Bonds
Get the due diligence out of the way right off the bat. Make sure that your windows company is properly insured and bonded and that their workers are covered in case an accident occurs during the project. A contractor’s willingness to show you these credentials is a good indicator that you’re dealing with a reputable company. While you’re at it, ask for a few references as well to more thoroughly vet the contractor.
Depending on the scope of the project, the timeline could be a few hours or a few days. Ask your contractor for a conservative estimate of how much time they’ll need to complete the work. It’s never a bad idea to reserve an extra day or two for unexpected delays.
Lastly, don’t forget to ask your replacement windows provider about the warranties they offer, both for their products as well as the work done. Product warranties will typically be covered by the manufacturer, while labor is under your contractor. Renewal by Andersen eliminates the need to deal with two separate parties for warranty claims as we handle all components of window replacement ourselves, from manufacturing to installation.
Don’t entrust your window replacement project to a company that over-promises but underdelivers. Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia is the number one trusted replacement window service provider in the local area. Call us today at (610)-813-6777 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your no-obligation window diagnosis and consultation and get a free quote today. We serve Philadelphia and NJ.