When you’re shopping for a window installation company, you want to know you’re getting the best value for your money and that your chosen company is reputable. This guide will help you do just that.
Is the Company Licensed and Insured?
You want to ensure the window installation company has the relevant license and insurance paperwork.
- Your state should license them.
- They should have liability insurance, covering any damages they cause to other people or property.
- They should have workers’ compensation insurance if a worker is injured on their job site.
Avoid contracting with a window installer who does not have the proper license and insurance paperwork, as you could be held liable for any damages or injuries at your home.
Who Will be Doing the Installation?
To get the job done right, you’ll need to know who’s doing the work. Who will be putting in your windows? What is their reputation with their employees? Do they have the right qualifications and certifications? Do they have a good safety record, and do they have good references you can check on? If any of these things don’t work out, you could get severe damage to your home.
It’s always best to look into an installation company before hiring one. You’ll want someone who has experience installing windows of all kinds—and an excellent track record of working with homeowners and contractors.
What is the Warranty Policy?
You should always check that the window installation company you are thinking of hiring offers a warranty. This means that if there was a mistake on the company’s part or an issue arises with your windows; they will be responsible for fixing it. This will save you time and money and ensure that you get quality service.
When looking at different companies, always compare what they offer in terms of their warranties and ask questions. Don’t just go with a company because they say they provide guarantees—dig deeper and find out what is covered by those warranties. If you have any specific concerns about your windows (e.g., damage from windstorms), make sure that these are addressed in the contract so there’s no confusion later on down the road when something might happen because it wasn’t mentioned before signing; anything!
How Long Has the Company Been in Business?
The longer a company has been around, the more likely it is to have a good track record of doing good work. If they are good at what they do, they will have a lot of repeat and referral business.
Does the Company Use Subcontractors?
You should also find out if the company hires subcontractors or has a team of its employees. If you’re working with a contractor who uses subcontractors, do they have any control over them? Sometimes, contractors don’t keep tabs on their subcontractors so that they may operate outside of their training and experience. You could end up with damaged floors, walls, or moldings that are costly to repair.
In addition to the above questions, you should ask the following questions:
- Do you use subcontractors?
- Who is accountable if something goes wrong?
- Can they provide proof of insurance?
Do They Have a Good Track Record with Customers?
In today’s digital world, reviews are one of the best ways to determine whether or not a company can be trusted. If a window installation company has positive reviews on sites like Yelp, HomeAdvisor, and Google, you can rest assured that they are likely a quality business. You should also see if they have testimonials on their website or social media pages.
One way to do this is by searching for their name on Facebook and seeing what other people say about them—if there’s a page for the business, it may have paid advertising indicating that customers have written about how much they love the company. Be sure to check out their Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating; you’ll want to choose a service provider with a good rating from the BBB and no unresolved complaints.
6 Point Check List
Before you hire a window installation company, make sure they check these boxes:
- The company is licensed and insured in your state or city
- They use their employees instead of subcontractors to do the installation
- The warranty period and what it covers are clearly stated
- They have a positive reputation with customers (check reviews on Yelp, Google, and the Better Business Bureau)
- They have been in business for at least seven years (which means they’re not likely to go out of business any time soon)
- You can get an exact quote before paying anything upfront
As you can see, there are many considerations to keep in mind when looking for a window installation company. To that end, it’s essential to take your time when hiring a contractor and weigh all available options before making a final decision. At the same time, however, there’s no need to spend days upon days reviewing every company in your area. Simply use the information we’ve covered here as a guide. Do some fact-checking, and make sure everything is up to par. That will go a long way towards ensuring you get a well-made product installed by experts at an affordable price.
Our window installation professionals at Daytona Window & Screening have been serving the Volusia County area since 1979. Let our experience work for you, and contact us today for a FREE estimate!