A window replacement project is a home improvement task that you shouldn’t attempt to do by yourself, especially if you aren’t that experienced in replacing windows. In fact, attempting to do so can result in costly mistakes. With that in mind, you should always hire an expert contractor to get the job done. However, before you sign the dotted line, there are five questions that you should always ask them, including:
1. Does My Project Require a Permit? If So, Will You Obtain It?
One of the important questions that you should ask your window replacement contractor before the project starts is whether or not you need a permit and if the company will obtain it for you. While most of the time contractors obtain the permit for you, whether or not you’ll even need one depends on the laws of your area.
2. What Kind of Warranty Do You Offer?
Regardless of how well-installed and quality your windows are, problems can arise sooner or later. As such, be sure to ask your contractor what kind of warranties they offer and get it in writing just in case you need it.
3. Can I Get an Itemized Estimate?
When you’re installing brand new casement windows in your home, always ask your installer for an itemized estimate. By doing so, you’ll be able to see what exactly are the expenses needed for the replacement project. This should include the parts, labor and even cleanup if it’s included in their services.
4. How Long Will the Replacement Take?
Always ask for a timeline of your window replacement project, especially if you intend to install custom windows for your home. That way, you can make the necessary plans to accommodate the project.
5. Are You Licensed and Insured?
Finally, always ask your contractors if they’re licensed and insured. This is because insurance frees you of any responsibility if the contractor sustains any injuries while working on your home. A license, on the other hand, proves that they are indeed authorized to work in your state.
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