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  • Thursday October 23, 2014

    Sunrise Essentials?

    I live in North Carolina and am planning on replacing the windows in my brick house (22 windows). Balancing costs and quality,...

  • Tuesday October 21, 2014

    Window Installation: Spray Foam

    In considering window contractors, is it considered a "red flag" if a contractor indicates they do not use spray foam on their installs...

  • Tuesday October 21, 2014

    Quaker Windows

    Has anyone heard of or used Quaker windows? A local company wants to sell these windows to me. Spec wise the...

  • Friday October 17, 2014

    Zen equivalents

    I contacted Soft-Lite, and they provided a dealer that offers Zen windows, which I'm told is the private label for Soft-Lite. While...

  • Thursday October 16, 2014

    Energy Wall by Polaris?

    I have been researching windows for awhile now and I just came across the energy wall window which I believe is made by...

  • Wednesday October 15, 2014

    AAMA MFG CODE

    I am trying to assist a homeowner locate the correct door manufacture, does anyone recognize the AAMA Mfg code MLB-1
    Thank You in...

  • Tuesday October 14, 2014

    Soft Lite Imperial LS - mold? Dirt?

    We had soft lite imperial LS installed 12/31/13. I have cleaned them 2x. Most face due east and receive pretty good...

  • Monday October 13, 2014

    Looking for comparison of Alside Mezzo vs Simmonton 6500

    Can anyone tell me which window is better? I have been given quotes on both of the above that are almost identical....

  • Sunday October 12, 2014

    (1) Hail damage, (2) Denver afternoon sun

    This board is very helpful, thanks! I have two questions.
    1) We recently had hail damage, and our screens...

  • Friday October 10, 2014

    HAYFIELD BRAND WINDOW QUESTION

    Has anyone heard of Hayfield brand windows - a Minnesota company? Any information as to quality/rating would be...

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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.