With new windows, your home will be more appealing, safe, secure and comfortable. It can also help reduce noise transmission and energy consumption. Those who are considering selling their property in the future will also benefit from this upgrade as it can increase your overall home value.
To enjoy these benefits, your new units must be installed and maintained properly. When looking for a contractor, here are questions you must ask.
Do Your Proof of License and Insurance?
No matter what home improvement you’re planning, this question should be the first thing you should ask your prospective contractor. Many states require companies to have a license, which would offer you protection in case something wrong happens during your project. It’s the same for insurance. Your contractor must have general liability, workers’ compensation and property damage insurance.
Can You Provide a Detailed Quote?
Before hiring anyone to work in your home, it would help to obtain at least three quotes from different contractors. Doing so would give you an idea about the cost of your project. A good contractor won’t have issues providing you with a breakdown of your window replacement cost.
How Long Would It Take to Finish the Project?
Custom or specialized windows can take some time to arrive after placing the order, which can prolong your project’s duration. It would help to know when your new windows will be out of stock, especially when the season is about to change. With a general timeline, you’ll be assured that your project is progressing well.
What Kind of Warranty Do You Offer?
Make sure that your new windows are protected with comprehensive warranties. You can use these when problems occur after the installation. Obtain all the details of the warranties your contractor offers, in writing. Along with your contractor’s contact details, keep the warranties somewhere safe.
At Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Inc., you can count on us for superior window, siding and gutter installations. Call us at (630) 627-9200, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Lisle and Naperville and communities around Illinois.