Guidelines for Choosing an Expert to Install Your Windows.
Just like you should be keen when purchasing your windows, you have to make sure you have covered all bases when deciding who will do the installation work. The process might appear to be simple but if it is not done correctly there will be serious problems like loss of energy and air seepage in the house. Also, you might not be able to claim a window warranty if the installation process was not done well. Knowing the kind of professional to choose for the job is important because you will not be given a run for your money and end up with something that is not done correctly. Figure out the kind of windows you will install because this is the first step in selecting a qualified professional to do the job. You should be ready with this information before you call for interviews because it will help you in determining the right candidates for the job. Make sure you have not hired the first person who shows up because you want to wrap up the project fast. Do not stop looking for contractors because the first person you have met has offered you a deal you think you might not get anywhere else because chances are you might find an even better one which is why you need bids from other contractors.
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. With specified bids, nothing is left hanging which mean the possibility of conflicts arising in the future is low given that no one can say the terms and condition where misunderstood. The payment terms have to be discussed in the bid. 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.
This kind of work requires a contract and you need to comprehend every clause before you put your signature down. You need to have a workmanship warranty in the contract for at least 10 years. Knowing the traits and skills of a professional before you spend your money on them is crucial and for total strangers, you have to insist on getting references. It is not the reference of the contractor you have to check but also for the window products supplier. The contractor should have a portfolio not to forget narrating to you the history of the business including the number of years they have been in service.