Finding a window replacement contractor or company can be challenging, perhaps more so than the actual window replacement itself. A lot of homeowners simply search the web for contractors to get prospective candidates, however, even after filtering to include only companies that are local to you, you could still be faced with dozens of choices.
The quality of your window replacement will depend greatly on the skills and experience of your contractor so it is absolutely essential to find one that is good, experienced and reliable. Here are a few tips from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Portland on how to find and choose a window replacement contractor.
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Don’t be afraid to ask your window replacement contractors for all pertinent documents such as licenses and certification. Reputable companies will have no trouble providing these to their customers. Additionally, you also want to check that they have proof of insurance, workman’s comp, and bonds. Check for references from their previous clients as well to see the quality of their work.
There are scammers everywhere and, unfortunately, the window installation industry is no exception. You can avoid them by sticking to local and trusted contractors. You can further verify their authenticity by checking their physical business address and validating their license. Of course, be wary of common scam tactics like asking for large cash deposits upfront.
Feel free to ask any questions about your window replacement during your initial consultation. Your contractor will also take this opportunity to take all relevant measurements and may even make suggestions about what style would be best for your needs. This planning stage is also important so you can iron out all the details before the project even begins.
At Renewal by Andersen® of Portland, you can count on our professionals to help you with your window replacement project from start to finish. Give us a call at (503) 912-2668 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Portland, Oregon, including other select areas in Vancouver, WA.