Guidelines for Choosing an Expert to Install Your Windows.
Finding a professional to install your windows is as important as making sure you have bought quality ones. When the windows are not installed correctly air seepage will be a real problem and energy efficiency will be an issue as well. Also, you might not be able to claim a window warranty if the installation process was not done well. You should know how to choose a well-qualified professional to do the job. You ought to determine the windows that appeal to you because this information will help you in selecting the right person for the job. The research should be done in good time so that when you are conducting the interview you will know what to get. Make sure you have not hired the first person who shows up because you want to wrap up the project fast. Even if the first deal you have got sounds too good, ensure you have asked for bids from other companies for comparison purposes.
Getting a bid does not mean having a quote of the price. You need to know the kind of materials and products the contractor will be using and if the money for labor and materials will be coming from your pocket or from theirs. The date the project will be started and completed should be in the bid too. You will be able to work much better when everything regarding the contract is laid down for you because no one can neglect his or her responsibility and claim to have misunderstood something. Make sure you have received payment terms in the bid too so that you can make adequate preparation. If you have to pay upfront fees, make sure they are only a fraction of the total bills until you are content with the services which have been provided.
In most cases, you will have to sign a contract for the work to begin and this is a piece of paper you should not put your name or signature on until you have read the fine print and made sure it will not come back to haunt you. You need to have a workmanship warranty in the contract for at least 10 years. Only excuse people you have worked with before and been pleased with their service but if not you need to get several references. It is not the reference of the contractor you have to check but also for the window products supplier. You have to go through their portfolio and get to know the time they have been in service.