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  • Tuesday March 31, 2015

    trim around vinyl windows

    I'm confused.....one place wants to take down and replace the aluminum trim around my windows when they replace them and the other places...

  • Monday March 30, 2015

    Simonton Profinish 600 vs. Alside Mezzo for CO

    I am confused about which windows (if either) would be better for my townhome in CO (Denver area). Any advice is greatly...

  • Monday March 30, 2015

    Plygem Pro, Premium or Simonton 5500

    Hello, any opinions on the Plygem pro and premium series? They seem decent in terms of performance numbers and build quality; depending on...

  • Friday March 27, 2015

    Need help picking in NE Florida

    We've gotten two estimates so far, American replacement and Window World. We like American's estimate of $5500 for 10 single hung and...

  • Friday March 27, 2015

    OKNA Windows in OKC

    I've been reading the boards and reviews and it seems the OKNA 500, Softlite Imperial and Sunrise are all great brands. My...

  • Wednesday March 18, 2015

    Revere Berkshire Elite with new modifications?

    I've been reading the posts on here and other places, and I'm a little confused about the quality of the Revere Berkshire Elite....

  • Wednesday March 18, 2015

    How is the Revere Berkshire Elite with new modifications?

    Oops! I posted in the wrong place. I re-poste in the Windows Questions section, but it doesn't appear that I can delete this...

  • Tuesday March 17, 2015

    OKNA NYC contractor recommendation

    can someone recommend a contractor that servicees OKNA in nyc. Looking to install 8 windows (4 double hung & 4 basement windows)...

  • Sunday March 15, 2015

    Okna 500 vs. Affinity Energex

    We are planning to start replacing original windows in an 85 year old home in the Northeast (Philadelphia). We are looking at the...

  • Saturday March 14, 2015

    Ultraweld, thermalweld or Vinylmax

    We have decided to replace our aluminum windows that was put in back in 1978. I have been shopping with various companies even...

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Choosing the Right Contractor

 

Vinyl-Replacement-Windows.com is very fortunate to work with a highly trained network of vinyl replacement window specialists nationwide who strive to offer the most competitive rates in the business. Our specialists would be happy to give you a quote on your Replacement Windows at any time. Rest assured that if you choose to pursue a quote from one of our associates, you will be served by a professional who is licensed, trained, and experienced.

As you begin your search for the right contractor, it is important that you know how to choose the right one. When making your final decision it is in your best interest to review the tips below.

Insurance- Make sure that your home owners insurance is adequate. Some policies may need to be altered for home improvements.

Contractor’s Insurance- Always make sure that the contractor you choose has Worker’s Compensation and Liability Insurance. A homeowner may be held responsible for accidents that occur on site if the contractor does not have enough insurance.

Experience- Make sure that your contractor is experienced in the job you are looking to have done. An experienced contractor does not necessarily mean he is experience in replacement windows.

References- An good contractor should have references available. You may also want to consider checking with the Better Business Bureau or your local Contractors Associations.

Accurate Pricing- An estimate is different from a contract. Be sure you know in detail the exact pricing of the job before work begins so later down the road you will not be surprised by the cost of the job.

No Such Thing as a Silly Question- Fire away at will any questions you may have for your contractor. It is better to find out now than later.

Communication- Make sure that your contractor understands exactly what you want done.

Homeowner’s Rights- All contractors, according to the Federal Law must let you know in writing that you may notify them in writing if you are going to cancel the job within 3 business days of the contract date.

Payments and Financing- Your contractor may provide you with payment and financial options. You also have the option to seek other plans that may be more suitable for you.

Written Contract- All contractors should provide you with a contract in writing which details all the work you expect them to perform. This should include any work that you expect after the job is completed such as trash removal and area clean up.