Home improvement projects like installing replacement windows can seem overwhelming, but working with the right contractor can make the process much easier. That is why it is so important to find the right professionals for your project. To that end, it’s important to prepare for your initial consultation meeting.
Make sure you are prepared for this meeting by following these tips by Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia.
Write Down Your Questions Before the Meeting
Write down all your questions before the meeting and bring the list with you so you won’t forget anything. If new ideas or questions occur to you during the meeting, jot those down too so you don’t forget to bring them up before the end of the meeting.
Be Prepared to Answer Questions, Too
You are not the only one who is going to be asking questions during this meeting. You can be sure the contractor will be shooting some your way, too. Do your homework ahead of time and come prepared with a list of priorities you have for your replacement windows. For example, what are your design preferences? Is ventilation a key concern? Is an expansive view of the outside important to you? What about energy efficiency? Bringing photos of your home and current windows is also helpful.
Discuss Your Expectations Candidly
Be very clear with your contractor about your expectations regarding the schedule, budget and scope of the window installation project. This will help eliminate the chance of miscommunication along the way. Be open about your limitations and ask the contractor to be open with you about what is feasible and what they can really deliver.
By following these tips, you can be confident that you’ll have a successful consultation with your contractor. Having a smooth consultation is the first step to finding the right contractor for your project.
Ready for a consultation? Contact Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia at (610) 813-6777! We are one of the most reliable window experts in Philadelphia.