How to Find a Reliable Replacement Window Contractor

Finding the right contractor is vital when it’s time for a window replacement. You want to ensure you’re working with someone reputable, reliable, and has a good track record. There are many window replacement contractors, so how do you choose the right one? This blog post will give you tips on what to look for when selecting a replacement window contractor.

The replacement door & window industry is filled with a bunch of shady contractors who are here one day and gone the next. So, always be careful when choosing a window contractor. Here are a few essential tips that can help you identify the best replacement window contractors:

  1. Ask for references: A good replacement window contractor should be able to provide you with at least two or three references from past customers. These references should include customer contact information and their experience working with the contractor.
  2. Check credentials: Before signing an agreement, make sure your replacement window contractor has all of the necessary licenses, certifications, and insurance coverage required to complete the job correctly and safely. It is also a good idea to look into any industry organizations they might be part of, such as the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).
  3. Get quotes in writing: Always get an estimate in writing, and don’t rely on a verbal offer. It’s also essential to be clear as to what happens if unseen issues arise, such as wood rot. Many times when you remove old windows, there may be more rot or work that is needed that you can’t tell until you dive in.
  4. Ask for references: Any replacement window contractor should be able to provide you with previous customers for whom they’ve done replacement windows. Take the time to call and ask how they were satisfied with their experience, if there were any delays, or if any hidden surprises cropped up during the job.
  5. Check online reviews: While this might not always be a good indicator of whether or not you should use a particular replacement window contractor, checking out sites such as Angie’s List or Google Reviews can give you more insight into what others have experienced with them in the past.

By taking these steps before hiring a replacement window contractor, you’ll know that your project is in good hands and will get done. Over the years, we have gotten more calls than we can count from folks who paid upfront for windows and have yet to hear from the so-called contractor again. They got a lesser-quality window than they thought. Remember, always be on the lookout for alarming signs.

When it comes to replacing windows, you always want to look for a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor. You’ll also want to ensure they have the proper certifications from the window manufacturer so that you can be sure the replacement windows are installed correctly and according to manufacturer standards.

Finally, shop around! Don’t just go with the first replacement window contractor you find.