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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tips for Interviewing a Window Installer

When it comes time to interviewing window installers, many people get stumped by what to ask. Simonton Windows to the rescue!

Here's a checklist of questions you can refer to when considering a window replacement contractor to do work at your home. And, see Simonton Windows Offers Tips for Finding a Qualified Window Installer for more details!

Questions to ask a potential installer:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How long have you been installing replacement windows?
  • Have you ever been sued?
  • Are you licensed and registered with our state?
  • How many window installation products have you done in the past 12 months?
  • Will my project require a permit? If so, will you obtain it for the project?
  • What building codes must be followed for this project?
  • What safety precautions will you take on this project?
  • May I have a list of references for at least four previous clients?
  • What projects are you currently working on and can I visit the jobsites?
  • Will you be using subcontractors for this project? If so, can you supply all insurance and licenses for them?
  • Do you carry personal liability, worker’s compensation and property damage insurance coverage?
  • Are you bonded?
  • What is your requested payment schedule for a window installation project?
  • How do you prefer payment? (do not pay cash)
  • Which manufacturer’s windows have you installed in the past?
  • How long do you think my window replacement will take from start to finish?
  • Is disposal of my current windows covered in the price of the project?
  • What kind of written warranties or guarantees do you offer on your services?
  • Which window brands do you recommend and why?
  • Where do you purchase the windows for your projects?



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