Whether your house windows are past their lifespan or just starting to show signs of wear, you’re likely looking at a window replacement project in the foreseeable future. One of the most important first steps in getting your house windows replaced is choosing the right window installer. The window company you choose will determine not only the quality of the products you’re able to select from but also the workmanship that goes into the window installation itself. Finding a reliable and trustworthy window company is an important first step in your window replacement project—and finding the right window installer in the first place will set up your entire project for success.
Initial Considerations for Window Companies
Here are some of the top considerations you should think about when researching different window installers online:
- Licensed and insured – This is a non-negotiable in any window company you consider. They need to be properly licensed to handle the job and insured to protect both you and their employees.
- Time in the industry – Another good thing to look at is how long the company has been in business. While some good window companies are only a few years old, a window company that’s stood the test of time is a safe bet for a reason. You can be confident that a company with a longstanding history knows how to handle your window project the right way, which is why they continue to be successful today.
- Window options – Some window installers will tell you right on your website what brand and product lines they offer for their windows. Others will tell you during a free consultation. There are a lot of great window brands currently on the market, but you’ll want to ensure the window installer you choose is committed to providing durable and high-performing windows for your home.
- Warranties and guarantees – Most reputable window installers will back both the window manufacturer warranty and provide you with a workmanship warranty as well. This can be a key indicator of the quality you’ll receive from the window company, as a company that uses top-notch products and ensures the windows are properly installed will also be confident enough to provide an extensive warranty.
Considerations During the Initial Consultation
It’s always a good option to choose a handful of companies to receive bids from so that you can further compare your options. While some of the considerations listed above may be found online without much issue, you’ll need to get an estimate to be able to make comparisons based on price and other factors. In addition to price, other things you may want to consider or ask about include how long it will take for the project to be completed and what level of communication you can expect throughout the project. If other factors are specifically important to you, such as offering a particular window style you want, these are questions you can ask during the consultation as well.
If you’d like to learn more about what to look for in a window installer or you’re ready to get started with a complimentary consultation, contact MaxHome today.