Successful window installation is key to ensure that your home stays energy-efficient. An improper seal will allow cold air to leave your home in the summer, and warm air to leave your home in the winter. Plus, you want to protect your investment by ensuring your windows will last as long as possible and that means getting them installed perfectly. Who can you trust to install your new windows? There are a few ways to find the best contractor for your window installation.
1. InsuranceThe first sign that a window contractor is serious and professional is that they have insurance and are happy to prove it to you. The more experienced the installer the less likely it is that they will make mistakes, and the less they’ll use their insurance. But it’s unwise to think that you don’t need insurance because you never use it. If an accident happens, you want your windows covered by your window contractor’s insurance.
2. Consultations & QuotesThe right window contractor will want you to be completely comfortable with your choice of windows. They’ll sit down with you for an initial consultation and ask questions to determine what is most important to you. Energy-efficiency? Security? A specific window style? Whatever you need from your windows, they will seek to find it for you. When you’ve made your selection the window contractor should provide you with a clear and honest quote. They should be happy to answer your questions about the cost and explain every line item. Reputable window contractors aren’t looking to fool you into paying more than you’re comfortable with. They don’t like the hassle of asking their customers for payments either. They want you to be happy with the price, so you’ll pay them right away and business can conclude with both sides feeling that they’ve benefited. What happens if the price is too high at the quote stage? Your window contractor should be happy to find solutions for you, including offering you more affordable windows that might still fit your needs. Whatever they do, they won’t pressure you into purchasing windows you’re unhappy with.
3. Window SelectionThe best window contractors have been in business for a long time, so they have a lot of experience installing a wide range of window types. Plus, they should have a wide selection of windows for you to choose from, so you can find the style you want with the other features you need, like energy efficiency. Thermo-Bilt has a wide selection of window styles including:
- Single Hung
- Double Hung
- Single slider
- Double slider
- Bow windows
- Bay windows