If you’re in the South Shore area and know it’s time to have replacement windows installed, you need to choose a replacement window and door company. Some people trust Google to do all the work for them, and simply search for window installers near me. But as wonderful as the internet may be, it is a good idea to ask any potential window installers you work with a few questions before you let them start working on your house.
You want to know that the window installers you choose are professionals, with a real company. Don’t just trust a friend of a friend who says they can do the job for you. Installing replacement windows does take a certain amount of skill. If the windows aren’t measured and installed properly, you’re going to wind up with gaps that let in cold air and moisture – which is the exact opposite of what you wanted to have happen!
Ask the window installers about their experience. Being in business a long time is a sign they’re doing something right. In the South Shore, low quality work just doesn’t cut the mustard. A company that delivers substandard results just isn’t going to be around for 10, 15, 20 years or more.
You want to see examples of the window installer’s work. Ask for names, addresses, and contact information for references. While some people may not be able or willing to talk to you on the phone about their experiences, you should be able to check out the window installation company’s work by driving around the neighborhood. Consider the quality of the work you see. Is it what you’d like to have on your home?
Finally, don’t be afraid to talk pricing. It’s a good idea to avoid the lowest bidder, but you don’t want to pay more than you have to to have replacement windows installed. You also want to know about any guarantees or warranty protection you may be entitled to.