To find out these things, here are some questions to ask the window replacement dealer:
- Where is the company based?Many companies today have a good web presence, so a simple web search of the company’s name should let you know where the company is located and its area of operation. It is important to work with a company that is based close to you as you can enjoy faster response time and superior service, and your experience could create a good opportunity for a positive review or testimonial to help the company to attract new business.
- Does the company have the necessary licences or credentials?You should find out whether the company is licensed to carry out window installations in your city or region. Check for licensing requirements with your local authorities before approaching the contractors. A professional licence is different from a business licence. A professional licence is important as it implies that the contractor has passed a test for skill and professionalism in the trade.
- Does the contractor carry insurance?A good contractor should carry both workers’ compensation insurance and comprehensive liability insurance to protect you and the installation team in the event of an accident. Simply ask the contractor to see their certificates of both types of insurance before the job starts.Keep in mind that other kinds of insurance, such as auto, health, or life insurance, cannot protect you from losses should an incident occur. In addition, a company that carries the right insurance will be more expensive due to the high premiums.
You can find a reliable window replacement contractor through recommendations or from testimonials from an online search. But replacing your windows is a big and expensive home improvement project that will, hopefully, not need to be repeated for decades. So take your time to interview your top picks before choosing one.