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Choosing the Right Replacement Window Contractor

8/23/2012 8:09:00 AM

Windows are one of the most important pieces of your home. They can have a significant impact on the aesthetics of your home, your home’s energy efficiency and your comfort. However, over time your windows start to deteriorate and you will find yourself needing window replacement. Buying high-quality replacement windows is always a good investment, but finding a reputable window replacement contractor is just as important. Even the best-quality windows will only perform as well as they are installed.

With so many window replacement contractors out there, you must be asking yourself “How do I know I’m picking a trustworthy replacement window contractors?” Finding a reputable replacement window contractor is simple if you do the proper research.

How to Find Replacement Window Contractors

These days, the internet is the natural place to start. The internet has a wealth of readily accessible information. The problem is there are no limits on what can be said on the internet, allowing anyone with a computer to bill themselves as an expert. Before signing any contract, you should first check to make sure they are a licensed contractor in your state. Next, you should ensure they have proper training and credentials. Training and certification is not necessary in many areas, but hiring a contractor with industry training, like that offered by Weather Shield, maximizes the chances that your windows are installed properly.

To make things simple for you, we’ve compiled a list of questions you should ask window contractors:

  • Do you have any industry credentials? If so, what are they?
  • Are you a licensed and insured contractor in this state?
  • Do you have a list of references I can contact?
  • How long have you been in the window replacement industry?
  • Do you have photos or case studies of previous work?
  • Do you have a showroom?
  • Are you a member of any professional window associations?
  • What brands of windows do you carry?

There may be other questions that are important to you that we have left off. Before calling any window replacement contractor, make a list of the questions you would like to ask to ensure you don’t leave any questions unasked.

Weather Shield premium dealers are trained and screened to ensure you receive only the best installation to complement our premium windows. We offer our dealers AIA continuing education classes to ensure they are kept up to speed on new window technologies. Additionally, we offer architectural support if you are working on a window remodeling  or new construction window  project.

Finding a Reputable Replacement Window Contractor

If you are looking for a trustworthy replacement window contractor in your area, Weather Shield can help. Our dealer locator will help you find a window replacement contractor in your area and will even let you know if they have a showroom available to view their selection of Weather Shield windows and doors. Alternatively, you can contact us directly and we will recommend a dealer in your area.

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