Similar to a roof replacement project, replacing your home’s windows is a home improvement project that should never be done on your own, especially if you’re inexperienced with window replacement projects to begin with. Instead, you should hire a professional to get the job done in your stead. However, when you’re interviewing window replacement contractors for your project, you should first ask them a few important questions before you sign on the dotted line to determine if they’re the right person for the job.
These questions include:
1. How Long Will the Project Take? – Before you sign a contract with your window replacement contractor, always ask them how long the project will take to complete. That way, you can plan your schedule accordingly so you don’t get in the way of your window installers while you work.
2. Do I Need to Obtain a Permit for the Replacement Project? – Depending on where you live, it’s possible that you might need a permit before you can have your windows replaced. However, if you’re uncertain about this, be sure to ask your contractor first as they should know if you need a permit to get the replacement done. Thankfully, if you do, they can obtain the permit for you.
3. Are You Licensed and Insured? – Similar to when you’re hiring a professional for your vinyl siding installation project, you should also always ask your window replacement contractor if they’re licensed and insured. This is because many states require contractors to have a license as it proves that they’re authorized to perform work in your area while giving you protections should a problem ever arise. Insurance, on the other hand, frees you from any responsibility should your contractor sustain any injuries while working on your property.
4. What Type of Warranties Do You Offer? – Even if your windows are properly installed, problems can still arise at some point after the installation. With that in mind, be sure to ask your contractor what type of warranties they offer and get the details in writing in case you ever need it.
5.Can I Get an Itemized Estimate? – Finally, you should also ask your window replacement contractor for an itemized estimate. That way, you’ll be able to see exactly what the expected expenses for the project are, such as the parts, labor, or disposal of your old window. If you’re speaking to a reputable contractor, they should have to problem issuing this breakdown of expenses.
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