Most homeowners believe that replacing their windows is a relatively easy task, mainly because of what they see on how-to videos online. The problem is, if you’ve never installed windows, you can miss minor details that can compromise your home during storms. We highly recommend hiring a professional window contractor for the mere fact that you could void the warranty on your new units. Madison Products shares some tips on hiring a reliable window expert:
Ask for References
With the sea of contractors out there, finding the right one for your project can be daunting. Asking for recommendations from close friends and relatives is a great way to limit your options. Once you have a list of potential contractors, ask them for pictures of jobs they’ve done that are similar to yours. This way, you can determine whether their services are what you want.
You can also ask how long they’ve been in the business. Companies that have been around for at least five years will most likely be able to provide better services and security than newer ones. Their experience means that they have an extensive knowledge of windows and can provide excellent workmanship. Being an established window company also means that they can stand behind their work for years to come.
Check the Contractor’s License
If you’ve already decided on a company, don’t start planning your project just yet. Before you do that, it’s important to know if the jurisdiction in your area requires a permit and if the contractor is properly licensed and registered for the type of work you need. Not all states require contractors to be licensed, but if they do in your state, be sure that their insurance policy is current. Ask for their license number, and check to see if there are any past or current complaints against the company. Be sure to note how they respond to these complaints as these are a reflection of their work ethic and customer relations.
When it comes to quality replacement windows, you can trust Madison Products. We have been providing exceptional services to homeowners for more than 30 years and have a positive track record to prove it. We serve Gilbert, Eveleth, and the surrounding MN areas. Schedule your window replacement with us today by calling (218) 865-4577. We’ll start with a free estimate.