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Critical Issues to Enquire When Choosing a Window Contractor
Window replacement may be an unfamiliar process to you until the moment you have to change the windows of your home. Even at such a juncture, they still plenty to learn regarding the products needed for the job and the procedures most suitable for your individual window needs. It is therefore necessary to have a trustworthy Window contractor who can give you excellent advice on the products and procedures you can opt for given your situation. Good contractors are usually more than happy to answer questions directed to them by potential clients, hence, below are some questions you should consider asking potential contractors before hiring them.
Potential window contractors should be evaluated in a more or less similar manner to other professionals such as lawyers and doctors. Engaging potential window contractors in interviews is necessary because you cannot simply select a contractor based on price comparisons alone. Begin by asking the window contractors what their company’s full name and address is. This is a necessary measure of confirming the time a company has been in business. On top of your priority list should be contractors with nearby offices, since this gives them the advantage of quicker response time which most likely will translate to better service delivery.
Ask whether the contractor has insured its workers compensation and has comprehensive liability insurance, which could protect you in case an accident occurred. You can verify this by asking for each contractor’s insurance certificates. Before giving them the go-ahead to begin work, tell the contractors that you would like to see current certificate sent by the insurer. Even though contractors may have other types of insurance such as life, auto and health insurance, do not be dismayed and insist on proof that they have workers’ compensation and general liability coverage for window projects.
Enquire on the licensing status of the potential contractors, which effectively tells you whether they are licensed by the state they operate in. States vary from each other with regard to their laws, since some do not require window contractors be licensed. Window contractors usually have to pass written examinations in their specialty in states where they get licensed. Besides this, some cities require contractors to have professional licensing, thus making it necessary to check details with respective local licensing authorities. Some contractors may choose to respond to this question by issuing their business license as proof however, business licenses are only tax requirements and have no direct relevance to the competence level of the contractor. The credentials contractors have indicate their professionalism, knowledge and commitment to the trade.