Are you working with a contractor and don’t know where to begin? The truth about this work is that although it looks complex, many of the steps involved are exceedingly simple. That means with a little education you can often join the process and manage every aspect to your own satisfaction. It all starts with good communication. Working with a contractor usually requires that you know something about the job, so you may want to avail yourself of better resources early on. For example, basics of windows styles and glass types, and understanding precisely what your home is getting can be comforting.
Know the benefits in replacing your old windows?
The main benefits in replacing the old windows in your home would be:
- Energy Savings: Poor windows have gaps around the sashes, you could save up to 50 percent on your total monthly energy bill by replacing your old windows with new vinyl windows.
- Function: Energy efficient windows retain the air quality in your home and will avert pollen, dust and outdoor odours from seeping into your home. Good windows will also reduce condensation levels, which will prevent damages your walls and surrounding areas.
- Style: Your new windows will contain advanced performance features with various styles to choose form that contain many options for opening and closing positions. New Windows will also provide your home with a fresh look, increasing your curb appeal and raising the value of your property!
How to qualify a window and door contractor
Locating a qualified window and door contractor can be an arduous task but the reward for perseverance is the successful completion of your project with a contractor you know and trust.
This list of ways to qualify a contractor is comprehensive and may seem overwhelming but it’s your first step toward quality control of your remodel or new home construction project.
Remember: Sometimes, what seems like a great contact suddenly becomes a poor relationship. People are not always what they seem to be. The best contractors are always busy so there should be no problem visiting their projects to interview the contractor on site, observe the crew, review the quality of work, and talk to the contractor’s current client.
This list will assist you in your search for a qualified contractor!
Ask the contractor for full documentation – this will include:
- ¬ Proof of Liability Insurance covering property damage and personal claims
- ¬ Proof that both the contractor and the contractors’ employees are bonded.
- ¬ Proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance for employees